88_Data Speaks Volumes: The Power of Lab Diagnostics with Dr. David Grenache, Chief Scientific Officer, TriCore Laboratory

On this episode of The Healthcare Plus Podcast, Quint Studer hosts special guest Dr. David Grenache, Chief Scientific Officer of TriCore Reference Laboratories. Quint and David discuss how to replicate best practices, both in leadership and in medicine. Dr. Grenache shares examples of where he’s driven change through the implementation of best practices and how he guided his team through those transformations.

In their conversation, Dr. Grenache also shares valuable insights on:

  • The critical role laboratory professionals play in predictive and preventative care
  • The role of AI in healthcare
  • And the importance of leveraging tools and insights from laboratory data to impact population health

About David G. Grenache, PhD

Dr. Grenache is the chief scientific officer for TriCore Reference Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In that role, he leads the TriCore Research Institute which helps to innovate healthcare through cutting-edge clinical device trials, advanced central lab services, and a sample biorepository.

He is also the laboratory director of TriCore’s flagship core laboratory, the medical director of immunology and of point-of-care testing, and a clinical professor of pathology at the University of New Mexico. He is a past president of the Association for Diagnostics and Laboratory Medicine, formerly known as the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. His term as president coincided with the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 and, as such, he helped lead the association through a period of turbulence and uncertainty.

Dr. Grenache earned his PhD in biomedical sciences from WPI in Worcester, Massachusetts, and completed postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He has published over 100 research articles, abstracts, and book chapters and is frequently invited to speak at scientific meetings.

His research interests are centered on leveraging longitudinal laboratory data to gain insights into individual and population health and the diagnostic tests used to manage the pregnant patient.