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Laura Rasmussen-Torvik

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology


Areas of Focus

  • Use of genetic testing in healthcare
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Use of electronic health records in health research
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular diseases


  • Implementation of pharmacogenomic testing in primary care
  • Return of genetic results to research participants
  • Adaptation of newborns born to mothers taking SSRI drugs (a commonly prescribed class of antidepressants)
  • Assessment of diabetes and diabetes complications using electronic health records
  • Long-term outcomes of bariatric surgery assessed using electronic health records