Sebastian Zöllner, Ph.D., named Precision Health co-director

July 9, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees

Effective July 1, 2021, Sebastian Zöllner became co-director of Precision Health at the University of Michigan.

Zöllner, a professor of biostatistics at the U-M School of Public Health and of psychiatry at Michigan Medicine, previously served as associate director for Precision Health’s Data Analytics & IT Workgroup.

He succeeds Michael Boehnke, Ph.D., as Precision Health co-director. Boehnke is the Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics at the U-M School Public Health. 

An expert in genetics and biostatistics, Zöllner conducts research that seeks to alleviate disease burden and improve prevention and treatment methods to create healthier lives. Most recently, his work has included understanding how diagnostic tools developed using genetic data from individuals of European ancestry can improve risk assessment and treatment decisions in individuals from other ancestries. 

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