I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, and Associate Director of the Institute for Public Health Genetics at the University of Washington.
I am an epidemiologist with multidisciplinary training in genomics, pharmaceutics, bioethics, informatics and data science. I am passionate about improving population health outcomes by identifying sources of interindividual variability, and by translating those discoveries into better screening and treatment.
My work focuses on precision medicine approaches to individualizing medication treatment, including optimizing treatment efficacy, minimizing side effects, and prioritizing patient and caregiver priorities. My current projects include identifying early biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and leveraging pharmacogenetic knowledge for improving treatment regimes for people with multiple treatment needs.