Education and Training

Training Next Generation Researchers: Since the approach involves multiple disciplines not traditionally offered through single educational platforms, the Institute also aims to develop a new multidisciplinary training program to train and equip researchers with emerging tools and methods to conduct precision health research within a population health framework.  The Institute will closely interact with various academic and research units, committees, centers and institutes within and outside the biological sciences division in achieving its mission.

University of Chicago Masters of Science in Precision Health: The MS in Precision Health is one of the first programs of its kind, applying emerging technologies and methodologies in precision medicine to a broader population health context. Courses are primarily taught by renowned faculty in the University’s Institute for Population and Precision Health, and cover topics including epidemiology, biostatistics, population health, bioinformatics, and equity and inclusion. Additionally, students can personalize their studies by choosing an area of concentration: data science, clinical research, or entrepreneurship in medicine. The program can be completed in one year, including a culminating capstone project.

Students trained in the MS in Precision Health program will be competitive for careers in clinical and academic research, pharmaceuticals, and medical start-ups, among others. Additionally, graduates of the program may go on to a doctoral program or medical school.

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Postdoctoral fellows: For more information on eligibility or to apply, please contact Dr. Habib Ahsan at 

Summer intern program: Each summer we invite a limited number of interns to work on a variety of research opportunities. The application process for summer 2023 is now closed; the summer 2024 application process will open in December 2023.