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Department of

Biomedical Informatics

Our Research

The University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s have a rich history of discovery and innovation. Research breakthroughs have included development of the live oral polio vaccine, the first practical heart-lung machine, artificial lung surfactant, the rotavirus vaccine, first use of the YAG laser, discovery of the health effects of lead exposure, and development of Benadryl.

The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (CoM) was founded in 1819. It is considered to be the oldest medical school west of the Allegheny Mountains and the second oldest public college of medicine in the United States. The College of Medicine offers the biomedical informatics PhD program along with 11 other PhD programs, including the Medical Scientist Training Program, an MD/PhD program.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. In 2016, the Research Foundation's total for extramural grants and contracts was $207 million. With a FY16 NIH funding of $130 million, 1.4 million square feet of research space, and 2,360 publications and 6 groundbreaking discoveries in 2016 alone, Cincinnati Children’s ranks among the top pediatric research institutions in the nation. The Research Foundation includes 41 divisions, six of which are basic research divisions.

Excellence in Biomedical Informatics Research

Our biomedical informatics faculty members focus on a number of investigational areas through both independent and collaborative research. One way our research is making a difference is by breaking ground in pediatric cancer by developing new software and algorithms to analyze whole transcriptome data.

To learn more about our faculty and their groundbreaking research, please see our Faculty Research Highlights section. Our areas of research include:

  • Computational genomics & molecular medicine
  • Integrative -omics, single-cell analysis & gene regulatory circuits
  • Molecular modeling & structural bioinformatics
  • Medical imaging informatics
  • Natural language processing of clinical information
  • Computational infrastructure for federated research applications
  • Data mining for large-scale genomic & clinical studies
  • Data analysis for patient safety, quality improvement & clinical effectiveness research
  • Clinical decision support & expert systems
  • Integrative approaches for precision medicine
  • Advanced technology for improving patient care

Department Data from the FY16 Annual Report

  • Total Annual Grant Award Dollars: $5.8 million
  • Peer Reviewed Publications: 55

Our Leadership

  • Peter S. White, PhD, Division Director and Department Chair
  • Jarek Meller, PhD, Graduate Program Director
  • Sheva Guy, PhD, Graduate Program Coordinator

From our FY16 Annual Report