Logan Smith

Logan Smith

Precision Health Program Certificate Student
College of Pharmacy PhD in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences Student

Biography

Logan Smith is pursuing his PhD in Clinical Pharmacy Translational Sciences. His goals for enrollment in the Precision Health Graduate Certificate Program are to take an interdisciplinary approach to his training and broaden his understanding of the challenges facing both the discovery and translation of clinical findings to healthcare. The students and faculty members of this program come from a diverse set of academic backgrounds which will allow him to gain exposure to different interests within precision health that he may not see within his own program. He has always been interested in the factors surrounding medication selection and how to optimize these factors to select the most appropriate medication and dose for an individual patient. This is what led him to his PhD program and to pursue precision health in the context of pharmacogenomics and proteomics. Through the first year in his graduate program, he has been able to conduct GWAS analysis on protein expression in the liver and has been trained in clinical trial design and patient recruitment for pharmacogenomic studies. Ultimately, he hopes to run a precision health research program at an academic institution one day.