McKinsey July 22, 2020

Lloyd Minor discusses how genomics, data science, and technology—and a better understanding of behavioral and social factors—can help doctors predict and prevent disease, not just treat it.
As dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd Minor has championed the prevention of illness—using not only data and advanced technologies, but also a greater awareness of the behavioral and social factors (such as inequities) that strongly influence health. The COVID-19 pandemic and the antiracism movement, Minor argues, have accentuated the need for a new approach to healthcare: “If anything has to be made equal first in our society, or much more equal than it is today, it’s...