Marcia Fournier, Ph.D., is the program manager for the NIH Common Fund’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program. She joined NIH in 2020 as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Science & Technology Policy Fellow with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Research Data Commons. In addition to developing strong internal project communications among the data commons stakeholders, she also supported the development of the NCI Clinical Trial Data Commons.
Dr. Fournier has 20 years of experience in leading teams and applying genomics and machine learning in developing innovative healthcare products. Throughout her career, she has worked with leading institutions in cancer research and technology, including as a postdoctoral fellow with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs and as a principal scientist with GlaxoSmithKline. She also was the founder and chief executive officer of the biotechnology company Bioarray Genetics Inc., a gene-profiling company that specialized in addressing treatment protocols for cancer patients. She currently is a founder and board member of Dimensions Sciences, a nonprofit organization supporting inclusion of underrepresented communities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Dr. Fournier received her Ph.D. from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and pursued her doctoral research in oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.