Precision Health

Gillings researchers use data-driven approaches that customize healthcare for individuals and populations based on genetic, social, environmental, and lifestyle factors. We are leaders in data-driven approaches to the development of individualized treatment decision algorithms that address a wide variety of individual and population characteristics.

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Highlighted Leaders in the Field

Other Leaders in the Field

Linda Adair, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Alice Ammerman, DrPHMildred Kaufman Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ralph S. Baric, PhDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Melinda Beck, PhDProfessor, Associate Chair for Academics and Interim ChairDepartment of Nutrition
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAEDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Kyle S. Burger, PhD, MPH, RDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ximena M. Bustamante-Marin, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Ian Carroll, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Myron Cohen, MDYeargan-Bate Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Vice Chancellor for Global HealthDepartment of Epidemiology
Lawrence S. Engel, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH, FAHAProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
John E. French, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Rebecca Fry, PhDCarol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor in Children’s Environmental Health and Associate Chair for Strategic InitiativesDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Melissa Gilkey, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Carol Golin, MDProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhDCarla Smith Chamblee Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition and Interim Vice Chancellor for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Emily W. Gower, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Rachel Graham, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Derek P. Hales, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Michael Hudgens, PhDProfessor and Associate ChairDepartment of Biostatistics
Folami Ideraabdullah, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Yuchao Jiang, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Martin Kohlmeier, MDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Natalia I. Krupenko, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sergey A. Krupenko, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Feng-Chang Lin, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Laura Linnan, ScDSenior Associate Dean for Academic and Student AffairsDepartment of Health Behavior
Nobuyo Maeda, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhDCary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Nutrition and MedicineDepartment of Nutrition
Katie Meyer, ScDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Sandra Mooney, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Kate Muessig, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Herbert Peterson, MDWilliam R. Kenan, Jr. ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Kimberly Powers, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
John S. Preisser, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Matthew A. Psioda, PhDAdjunct ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Bahjat Qaqish, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Julia Rager, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Rohit Ramaswamy, PhDProfessor and Associate DirectorDepartments of and Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Leadership Program
Naim Rashid, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics
Barbara K. Rimer, DrPH, MPHDean Emerita and Alumni Distinguished ProfessorDepartment of Health Behavior
Wayne Rosamond, PhDProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Saame "Raz" Shaikh, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate Chair for ResearchDepartment of Nutrition
Jeffrey Simms, MSPHAssistant Professor, Director of Student Life and Alumni RelationsDepartment of Health Policy and Management
Susan M. Smith, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Delisha Stewart, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Alison Stuebe, MDProfessor and Distinguished Scholar in Infant and Young Child FeedingDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Catherine Sullivan, MPH, RDN, LDN, IBCLC, RLC, FANDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Maternal and Child Health
Susan Sumner, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Deborah Tate, PhDProfessorDepartments of Health Behavior and Nutrition
Kimberly Parker Truesdale, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Carmina G. Valle, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Anissa I. Vines, MS, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Epidemiology
Saroja Voruganti, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Steven Zeisel, MD, PhDProfessorDepartment of Nutrition
Donglin Zeng, PhDProfessorDepartment of Biostatistics

Highlighted Courses Related to Precision Health

  • BIOS 735 – Statistical Computing – Basic Principles and Applications
  • BIOS 740 – Specialized Methods in Health Statistics
  • BIOS 752 – Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
  • BIOS 761 – Advanced Probability and Statistical Interference II
  • BIOS 722 – Statistical Analysis of MRI Images
  • BIOS 775 – Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine
  • BIOS 776 – Casual Inference in Biomedical Research
  • BIOS 781 – Statistical Methods in Human Genetics
  • NUTR 640 – Medical Nutrition Therapy: Chronic Disease Management
  • NUTR 642 – Medical Nutrition Therapy II: Acute Disease Management

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  • NUTR 700 – Nutrition in Medicine
  • NUTR 705 – Human Nutrition
  • NUTR 711 – Nutrition Across the Lifecycle
  • NUTR 715 – Medical Nutrition Therapy: Chronic Disease Management
  • NUTR 728 – Nutrition Translational Research and Application
  • NUTR 803 – Advanced Nutrition Intervention Research Seminar
  • NUTR 808 – Global Cardiometabolic Disease Seminar
  • NUTR 814 – Obesity Epidemiology
  • NUTR 845 – Nutritional Metabolism
  • NUTR 861 – Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry: Nutrition and Immunology
  • NUTR 863 – Adv Nutr Biochemistry: Microenvironments-Inflammation in Obesity, Atherolsclerosis, and Cancer
  • NUTR 864 – Adv Nutr Biochemistry: Oxidative Stress and Nutritional Antioxidants in Human Health and Disease
  • NUTR 865 – Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
  • NUTR 867 – Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry: Vitamins and Disease
  • NUTR 868 – Advanced Nutritional Biochemistry: Nutrition and Cancer