School of Public Health

Fohner, Alison

Alison E. Fohner

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology


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

Contact Info

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

Teaching Interests

Dr. Fohner teaches PHG 401: Advanced topics in genetic epidemiology.