University of Washington School of Public Health

Alison Fohner - SPH Faculty Bio

Alison Fohner


Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Box 357236
Department of Epidemiology
Health Sciences Bldg. F-247A

Research Interests

Genetic epidemiology; pharmacogenetics; clinical informatics; healthcare disparities, implementation of genetic testing

Dr. Fohner is a genetic epidemiologist applying innovative big data methods to extensive electronic health record and genomic data to improve precision medicine. She approaches genetic epidemiology through an ELSI (ethical, legal, social implications) lens, and aims to promote equity and justice in the benefit of and access to genetic information in health settings. She teaches in the Institute of Public Health Genetics, an interdisciplinary program in the School of Public Health that explores the application of genomics in public health, and is an adjunct investigator at Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.

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Epidemiology Biography Page


PhD   Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, 2015
MS   Biology, Stanford University, 2008