Precision Health

Personalized medicine for you.

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What is Precision Health?

Precision health revolutionizes the part we play in the design of our health. The study of our genes, alongside information about our lifestyle and environment, can help predict which treatments might work best for us. It can also warn us if we are susceptible to addictive medications, such as opioids, or tell us if we are at increased risk for certain cancers so we can make changes to prevent them.

It is the dawn of a new form of medicine – instead of treating people as average, we're able to individualize treatment.

Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice Chancellor, Precision Health

Get Involved

The foundational programs of the UCLA Institute for Precision Health are located directly on campus, all within walking distance.

UCLA Health Universal Consent

As part of our mission we aim to transform the lives of patients with rare diseases by discovering the genetics causes, caring for them, and offering clinical trials and treatments for curing their disorder.

Center for SMART Health

The UCLA Center for SMART Health (Systematic, Measurable, Actionable, Resilient and Technology-driven) explores new technologies that provide better information to doctors, resulting in greater treatment for patients.

California Center for Rare Diseases

The California Center for Rare Diseases at UCLA brings together leading expertise in genetic and genomic medicine to provide greater insight into undiagnosed diseases affecting millions of people globally.

Precision Diagnostics

Precision Diagnostics at UCLA is a fully integrated clinical service, including genomics and other specialized testing that facilitates lifesaving precision medicine treatments directly to patients—all within the same hospital.


Leading the Way for Precision Health

World-Class Scientists and Physicians
Ranked among the best hospitals in the nation
Unparalleled breakthroughs in genetic research and discovery
#1 in Autism research and treatment

"The UCLA Institute for Precision Health is a powerful engine for collaboration, bringing all of these disciplines together to create the cures of tomorrow."

Steven M. Dubinett, MD, Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

In The News

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Former faculty member gives UCLA $10 million to advance ocular genetics research

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UCLA raises $611 million in 2020–21, supporting students and advancing critical research


UCLA study reveals how immune cells can be trained to fight infections

The Future of Health Care is Here

"Instead of looking in the rearview mirror, let's look toward the future to prevent disease before it happens, improving health and wellness for people everywhere."

Clara Lajonchere, PhD. Deputy Director, UCLA Institute for Precision Health Adjunct Professor of Neurology

For more information on the Institute for Precision Health, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 310-206-6907.