Your Disease Risk

Faculty involved: Graham Colditz, Erika Waters, PhD, MPH, Adetunji Toriola, Bettina Drake, Siobhan Sutcliffe, Yikyung Park


Your Disease Risk is a free personalized health assessment tool that offers individual tools for 17 diseases – 12 cancers, plus heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis and chronic bronchitis/emphysema – and a risk snapshot. Each questionnaire takes just minutes to complete and asks simple questions about health behaviors, family history and personal history. The site then provides users an estimate of disease risk along with personal prevention recommendations and a list of the factors that raise or lower risk.

Visit for your free, personalized health assessment.

Read the Washington University News Release

Select Publications:

De Vito KM, Baer HJ, Dart H, Chiuve SE, Rimm EB, & Colditz GA. Validation of a
risk prediction tool for coronary heart disease in middle-aged women. BMC Womens
Health. 2015 Nov 10;15:101. doi: 10.1186/s12905-015-0250-x. PubMed PMID:
26552598; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4640388.

Wolin KY, Dart H, & Colditz GA. Eight ways to stay healthy after cancer: an
evidence-based message. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 May;24(5):827-37. doi:
10.1007/s10552-013-0179-z. Epub 2013 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 23479430; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC3631124.

Baer HJ, Schneider LI, Colditz GA, Dart H, Andry A, Williams DH, Orav EJ, Haas
JS, Getty G, Whittemore E, & Bates DW. Use of a web-based risk appraisal tool for
assessing family history and lifestyle factors in primary care. J Gen Intern Med.
2013 Jun;28(6):817-24. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2338-z. Epub 2013 Jan 31. PubMed
PMID: 23371384; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3663959.

Colditz GA, Samplin-Salgado M, Ryan CT, Dart H, Fisher L, Tokuda A, Rockhill
B; & Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention. Harvard report on cancer prevention,
volume 5: fulfilling the potential for cancer prevention: policy approaches.
Cancer Causes Control. 2002 Apr;13(3):199-212. Review. PubMed PMID: 12020101.