About

Precision Health at the University of Michigan expands far beyond medical treatment to include prevention, implementation, and community health. Using our unique breadth and depth of excellence across disciplines, U-M offers three complementary components of a comprehensive initiative: discovery, treatment, and health.

Spanning across 19 colleges and schools, Precision Health brings the best and brightest together to 1) develop fundamental social, medical, computational, and engineering science; 2) translate these basic science discoveries into promising treatments that are evaluated in partnership with Michigan Medicine patients and regional health systems; and 3) evaluate and increase the public health impact of effective therapies, working with community health systems, policy makers, and payers to implement these therapies nationally.

With an integrated medical center within an outstanding research university, we can deploy clinical, educational, and research efforts to ultimately promote better health.

Led by U-M faculty, Precision Health:

  • Provides enhanced analytical tools, analytics reporting, and data cleaning, retrieval, and management
  • Expands investigators’ access to a growing and more diverse patient cohort with full consent to link each participant with health records and outcomes data
  • Enhances education by developing training programs to support precision health and create a certificate program in precision health
  • Engages in effective health implementation by devising the overall process by which promising precision health discoveries can be integrated into patient care
  • Develops an interdisciplinary precision health research community spanning the breadth of expertise at U-M to deliver research, service, and education
  • Tackles important and difficult health problems through precision health use cases that require the entire scientific spectrum
  • Has implemented a competitive grants program to fund projects that advance precision health

The initiative’s key partners include the Office of the Provost, College of Engineering, Michigan Medicine, and the School of Public Health.

Currently, there are hundreds of precision health research projects at U-M focused on a broad range of topic areas. To learn more about the scope of this work, view the featuresnews, and workgroups highlighted on this site.