Josh Peterson, MD

Director, Center for Precision Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Josh Peterson, MD, MPH, is an internist, a Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine in the School of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics.   Dr. Peterson received his M.D. through the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUMC), completed an Internal Medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center, a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.  Dr. Peterson’s research interests are in precision medicine with a focus on translating genomic technologies to routine practice.   He serves as the Director for the Center for Precision Medicine at VUMC and as principal investigator within the RISE, IGNITE, and eMERGE consortia. In these roles, he conducts decision analytic studies to determine the cost-effectiveness of population genomic screening as well as cohort studies and randomized clinical trials to test novel genomic medicine interventions.