University of Washington School of Public Health
Professor, Medical Genetics
Dr. Jarvik is a Professor of Medicine and Genome Sciences, and an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. She is an internist and clinical medical geneticist, and is active in the field of biomedical ethics. Dr. Jarvik specializes in the mathematical genetics of complexly inherited human disease. She does highly collaborative theoretical and applied work in the genetic etiology of cardiovascular disease, dementia and intellectual function, and cancer using careful attention to biology. Dr. Jarvik is actively investigating the implementation of genomics in clinical care.
MD University of Iowa, 1987
PhD Genetics, University of Michigan, 1986
In the News
- F.D.A. will allow 23andMe to sell genetic tests for disease risk to consumers
The New York Times, 04/06/2017
- Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, your skin and your smoking habits
Los Angeles Times, 02/12/2016
- Uncoding the Risk
The Daily, 12/04/2013
- UW Research: Will Mapping Parents' DNA Help Offspring or Just Freak People Out?
- U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar gene patents opens genetic test options
UW Today, 06/20/2013