Brian Shirts MD, PhD

genomics/genetics , epidemiology , mathematics/statistics , methods development , likelihood methods , personalized medicine , demographics (pedigrees, elderly, pediatric) , heredity , risk (susceptibility, exposure) , diagnosis


Dr. Shirt's research focuses on integrating complex genetics knowledge into clinical care. There are several related aspects of this research: clinical classification of rare variants, particularly variants in familial cancer genes; improving the use of complex and multi-factorial clinical information, with special interest in personalized healthcare using genetic information; and storage and communication of genetic information in the health care setting (including formatting genetic test results so that they are searchable in clinical laboratory information systems and so that electronic health records can use genetics to provide active decision support).


University of Washington School of Medicine Laboratory Medicine Assistant Professor