Education & Training

The overall aim of Education & Training is to develop an interdisciplinary, team science approach for precision health education at U-M and Michigan Medicine. As precision health evolves, the need for a research and professional workforce experienced in this field has become a reality. As health research continues to embrace the team science model, it is becoming more important for the next generation of scientists and health care professionals to have a broad understanding of the many fields impacted by precision health.

The Education & Training Workgroup offers a unique Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program that is available to all U-M graduate and professional students. The certificate program is directed by Dr. Gretchen Piatt and offers opportunities to develop skills specific to the emerging field of precision health.


Workgroup Leader:

 Ivo. D. Dinov, PhD
Interim Associate Director

Ivo D. Dinov is professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and Health Behavior and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan. He serves as a director of the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) and co-Director of the multi-institutional Probability Distributome Project. Previously, Dinov served as Associate Director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS, 2015-2022), and Associate Director of the Michigan Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP, 2019-2021).

Dinov is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), American Mathematical Society (AMS), American Physical Society (APS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). His research involves mathematical modeling, complex-time (kime) representation, spacekime analytics, statistical inference, computational processing, scientific visualization, spacekime inference, and predictive analytics.


Workgroup Goals:

  • With outreach to ongoing educational initiatives, devise a comprehensive PH learning environment that also ensures community and patient engagement in learning
  • Initiate a program of undergraduate and graduate research training in PH
  • Working with key partners, devise practical training for health professionals wishing to use PH resources in their research
  • Facilitate the education and training of currently practicing health professionals (continuing medical education).
  • In the real-world hospital/clinic environment, invoke knowledge-to-practice (K2P) methods focused on implementation of actionable insights and resulting in practice change at the individual, group, and organizational levels
  • Provide education to patients participating in these efforts so they can understand what this approach may mean for them personally, as well as for society