Alison Fohner

Assistant Professor, Epidemiology



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



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.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Association of immune cell subsets with cardiac mechanics in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.
(2021 Jul 8)
JCI Insight 6(13):
Sinha A, Rivera AS, Doyle MF, Sitlani C, Fohner A, Huber SA, Olson NC, Lima JA, Delaney JA, Feinstein MJ, Shah SJ, Tracy RP, Psaty BM

Advancing precision public health using human genomics: examples from the field and future research opportunities.
(2021 Jun 1)
Genome Med 13(1): 97
Roberts MC, Fohner AE, Landry L, Olstad DL, Smit AK, Turbitt E, Allen CG

Pharmacogenetics-Based Preliminary Algorithm to Predict the Incidence of Infection in Patients Receiving Cytotoxic Chemotherapy for Hematological Malignancies: A Discovery Cohort.
Front Pharmacol 12(): 602676
Martinez MF, Alveal E, Soto TG, Bustamante EI, Ávila F, Bangdiwala SI, Flores I, Monterrosa C, Morales R, Varela NM, Fohner AE, Quiñones LA

Nonclassical Monocytes (CD14dimCD16+) Are Associated With Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Progression for Men but Not Women: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis-Brief Report.
(2021 May 5)
Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 41(5): 1810-1817
Feinstein MJ, Doyle MF, Stein JH, Sitlani CM, Fohner AE, Huber SA, Landay AL, Heckbert SR, Rice K, Kronmal RA, Hedrick C, Manichaikul A, McNamara C, Rich S, Tracy RP, Olson NC, Psaty BM, Delaney JAC

Genome-wide meta-analysis of muscle weakness identifies 15 susceptibility loci in older men and women.
(2021 Jan 28)
Nat Commun 12(1): 654
Jones G, Trajanoska K, Santanasto AJ, Stringa N, Kuo CL, Atkins JL, Lewis JR, Duong T, Hong S, Biggs ML, Luan J, Sarnowski C, Lunetta KL, Tanaka T, Wojczynski MK, Cvejkus R, Nethander M, Ghasemi S, Yang J, Zillikens MC, Walter S, Sicinski K, Kague E, Ackert-Bicknell CL, Arking DE, Windham BG, Boerwinkle E, Grove ML, Graff M, Spira D, Demuth I, van der Velde N, de Groot LCPGM, Psaty BM, Odden MC, Fohner AE, Langenberg C, Wareham NJ, Bandinelli S, van Schoor NM, Huisman M, Tan Q, Zmuda J, Mellström D, Karlsson M, Bennett DA, Buchman AS, De Jager PL, Uitterlinden AG, Völker U, Kocher T, Teumer A, Rodriguéz-Mañas L, García FJ, Carnicero JA, Herd P, Bertram L, Ohlsson C, Murabito JM, Melzer D, Kuchel GA, Ferrucci L, Karasik D, Rivadeneira F, Kiel DP, Pilling LC

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