Precision Health

Personalized medicine for you.

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Your DNA could hold the answers to better treatments, therapies and even cures for a wide range of medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Scientists now know that the best way to understand, prevent and treat diseases is to design a personalized approach using your unique genetic code. This new approach is called precision health, and it means better health outcomes for all.


Help us take the next steps:

Turning precision medicine into a reality

Launched in 2016, our institute builds on UCLA Health’s record of translating scientific discoveries into bedside care. It serves as the hub for genetic and genomic activities, supports transdisciplinary clinical and research programs, and provides critical research tools and resources to support scientific discoveries across our campus. Research tools include big data, artificial intelligence and molecular and cellular engineering technologies such as CRISPR.

UCLA Health is uniquely positioned to lead the field of precision medicine:

  • Depth of research and clinical expertise: We work with a range of medical specialties across UCLA Health, consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 medical providers. We also bring together UCLA Health experts in computational medicine, public health, engineering, data science and information technology, physics and the social sciences. Plus, we partner with several other top UCLA Health research programs and institutes. Learn more about us.
  • Unprecedented resources: Our institute supports the ATLAS Community Health Initiative and UCLA Precision Health Biobank, an expansive repository of clinical and genetic information from UCLA Health patients that will lead to leading-edge medical breakthroughs. Learn more about the ATLAS Community Health Initiative.
  • Diverse population: Understanding genetic variability and developing new, targeted treatments depends on studying a wide range of people. Southern California and Los Angeles represent a microcosm of the world population.
  • Commitment to training: Developing the future precision health workforce is critical. We established a highly competitive master of science program in genetic counseling, award fellowships in precision genomic medicine and host an annual symposium for the scientific community.

UCLA Health Universal Consent

By engaging all patients across UCLA Health in research, 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

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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.