Gail Jarvik

Professor, Medicine - Medical Genetics
Professor, Genome Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology

UWMC, Medicine/Medical Genetics
Box 357720

Seattle, WA 98195-7720


Research Interests

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

Genetic health risks
KOMO 4, 07/27/2017

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?, 09/30/2013

U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar gene patents opens genetic test options
UW Today, 06/20/2013