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Caitlin Allen PhD, MPH

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Public Health Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Precision public health
  • Integration of genomics in community and clinical settings
  • Implementation science, supporting learning health systems through biomedical informatics
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Caitlin G. Allen, PhD, MPH is a social and behavioral scientist with expertise in the implementation of evidence-based research to advance precision public health initiatives. She is a thought leader in the field of precision public health, with her work highlighted in Nature and Harvard Public Health Magazine. Her overarching research goal is to support the translation of genomics applications to maximize population health impact and improve health equity. To achieve this goal, Dr. Allen focuses on contributing to the field in three key areas: 1) participatory implementation science to support community engagement in genomics and precision public health research, 2) workforce diversity through the training of community health workers in genomics research competencies, and 3) novel approaches to communicating genomic information among diverse populations (e.g., risk communication, results disclosure, family health history). Dr. Allen is also a dedicated mentor who is passionate about training the next generation of scientists in the field of precision public health.