The Institute of Public Health Genetics  at the University of Washington is recruiting new PhD and Masters students for the fall of 2018. In addition to rigorous training in genetic epidemiology, students are trained to consider the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetic research and its implementation in public health. We think students with an interest in the population-level impact of human genetic variation would enjoy and benefit from our unique curriculum, as we prioritize the impact of genetic research and technology on health outcomes the ensure the responsible and effective use of genetic technologies. We would appreciate you bringing our program to their attention.

Dissertation projects of past students include genetic predictors of gestational diabetes, medication response among underserved populations, polytropy in cancer, epigenetics related to environmental toxins, and implications of racial/ethnic bias in genetic research.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Alison Fohner
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
University of Washington