Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Associate Professor UCSD Behavioral Medicine / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 858-534-9595 Cinnamon S. Bloss, Ph.D. / University of California, San Diego / 9500 Gilman Drive / Atkinson Hall (mail code 0811) / La Jolla, CA 92093-0811

Graduate Institution

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Research Description

Dr. Cinnamon Bloss’ current research focuses on the individual and societal impacts of emerging biomedical technologies. Dr. Bloss’ background is in clinical psychology, statistical genetics, genomic medicine, biomedical ethics, and health policy. Dr. Bloss has conducted both candidate gene and genome-wide association studies of neurocognitive phenotypes, as well as empirical work on biomedical ethics topics. Major projects have included studies focused on direct-to-consumer genomics, clinical genome sequencing, biosensing and mobile health, and personal health big data.

Representative Publications
  • Bloss CS, Schork NJ, Topol EJ. Effect of direct-to-consumer genomewide profiling to assess disease risk.. N Engl J Med. 2011 Feb 10; 364(6):524-34.

  • Bloss CS. Does family always matter? Public genomes and their effect on relatives.. Genome Med. 2013; 5(12):107.

  • Bloss CS, Wineinger NE, Peters M, Boeldt DL, Ariniello L, Kim JY, Sheard J, Komatireddy R, Barrett P, Topol EJ. A prospective randomized trial examining health care utilization in individuals using multiple smartphone-enabled biosensors.. PeerJ. 2016; 4:e1554.