Alison Fohner

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Department of Epidemiology
Box 357236
Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, 874B
Seattle, WA 98195-

Research Interests

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.


PhD Public Health Genetics, University of Washington, 2015

MS Biology, Stanford University, 2008

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