Precision Medicine Vision

Precision medicine is medical diagnosis, prevention and treatment based on an individual’s variation in genes, environment, and lifestyle. Knowledge of an individual’s personal genome allows us to make informed decisions about the best medical care available, for that person. From fundamental discoveries to the clinic, Columbia... Read more


Lee Bollinger
President; Seth Low Professor of the University
Tom Maniatis
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Task Force Chairs

John Coatsworth
Provost; Professor of International and Public Affairs and of History
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine; Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor of the University and Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology


Professor of Genetics and Development
Executive Vice President of University Development and Alumni Relations
Paul Applebaum
Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law
University Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Pathology
Alumni Professor of the School of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Director, Center for Evidence-based Practice in the Underserved
Jonathan R. Cole Professor of Sociology; Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theories and Empirics
Professor of Biostatistics; Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Dean of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor; Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Chemical Biology (in Biomedical Informatics) and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (in the Institute for Cancer Genetics); Chair, Department of Systems Biology
Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics and Development; Director, Basic Science Research Group of Dermatology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (in Medicine)
Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism
Willard C. Rappleye Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Director of Services, Sloan Hospital for Women
Julius Silver Professor of Law, Science and Technology
Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Immunology (in Medicine) and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (in the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center); Director, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
University Trustee; Jose M. Ferrer Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health and DeLamar Professor of Public Health Practice; Senior Vice President, Columbia University Medical Center; Professor of Epidemiology and of Medicine
Armand G. Erpf Professor of Business
Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor of Biomedical Informatics; Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor of Engineering
Paul A. Marks Professor of Genetics and Development and Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Genetics and Development
Samuel Bard Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Medicine
Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Statistics
Gertrude H. Sergievsky Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Epidemiology (in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Taub Institute for Research of Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain); Chair, Department of Neurology; Director, Gertrude H. Sergievsky
Executive Vice President for Research; Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Robert N. Butler Professor; Director, Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
Dean of the College of Dental Medicine; Senior Vice President for Dental Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; Professor of Dental Medicine
Chair, Board of Advisors, Columbia University Medical Center; Chairman of the Board, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co. Inc.
Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Medical Sciences (in Medicine)
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Neuroscience


Jonathan Pritchard 

Professor in the Departments of Genetics and Biology at Stanford University and an Investigator in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute