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)

Single Nucleotide Variant in FAS Associates With Organ Failure and Soluble Fas Cell Surface Death Receptor in Critical Illness.
(2021 Sep 29)
Crit Care Med
Mikacenic C, Bhatraju P, Robinson-Cohen C, Kosamo S, Fohner AE, Dmyterko V, Long SA, Cerosaletti K, Calfee CS, Matthay MA, Walley KR, Russell JA, Christie JD, Meyer NJ, Christiani DC, Wurfel MM

Pre-Statistical Considerations for Harmonization of Cognitive Instruments: Harmonization of ARIC, CARDIA, CHS, FHS, MESA, and NOMAS.
(2021 Aug 24)
J Alzheimers Dis
Briceño EM, Gross AL, Giordani BJ, Manly JJ, Gottesman RF, Elkind MSV, Sidney S, Hingtgen S, Sacco RL, Wright CB, Fitzpatrick A, Fohner AE, Mosley TH, Yaffe K, Levine DA

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

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