MS in Genome Health Analysis | NYU Langone Health

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MS in Genome Health Analysis

We train a new class of professionals to implement personalized healthcare.

NYU Langone’s Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences and Sarah Lawrence College have co-created a master’s program in genome health analysis to meet the new and evolving needs of healthcare systems, professionals, and patients. Our goal is to bring to as many people as possible the benefits from the great advances that are being made in genomics. Request our MS in Genome Health Analysis eBook to learn more.

We see the quality and quantity of genomic information increasing exponentially, but the health benefits of this information are limited by the small number of professionals trained to interpret personal genomic data. This MS in Genome Health Analysis program trains a new class of professionals to use genomic data to generate clinically actionable guidance for individuals. Graduates of the program will work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals committed to utilizing genomic information to personalize healthcare and improve health outcomes.

Genome health analysts fortify the flow of information between lab and clinic by integrating computational and clinical components of genomic data. Trainees develop skills in data science and translational care coordination and draw on deep and practical knowledge in human genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, and healthcare systems. They identify functional variants, calculate risks based on those variants and personal health and family histories, and propose evidence-based management options to mitigate those risks, prioritizing prevention for conditions that arise from a genetic predisposition.

The genome health analyst’s versatile expertise prepares them to work in many healthcare contexts, supporting genomically informed interactions between patients, providers, direct-to-consumer genomic testing companies, payers, and point-of-care groups.

Student Life

MS students are part of a collaborative and supportive community of scholars at Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. Our faculty guide you in gaining expertise in both computational genomics and clinical medicine. Students have access to a broad array of institutional resources and learning opportunities.


We recommend that you look for living arrangements before arriving on campus and consider housing options other than those offered by NYU.

Contact Us

For more information about our MS in Genome Health Analysis, email Anna Cantor, MS, MA, CGC, at

Anna Cantor, MS, MA, CGC
Program Director, Genetics Education
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Claire Davis, EdD, MS, CGC
Co-Director, Genome Health Analysis, Sarah Lawrence College
Director, Curriculum at the Institute for Genomics Education
Faculty, The Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics

Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD
Director, Center for Human Genetics and Genomics
Professor, Institute for Systems Genetics and Department of Medicine
The Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Kelly Ruggles, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Director of Master’s Education, Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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