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Department of

Graduate Programs in Biomedical Informatics

About the Program

The UC Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Informatics program is an important cornerstone for a program of academic excellence in informatics at UC and its affiliate hospitals. Leveraging partnerships between the UC College of Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the program provides an in-depth knowledge of key analytical concepts that underlie applications of informatics and biomedical data science, ranging from the study of molecules to individuals and populations. 

As an avalanche of data and the increasing sophistication of technology change the way biomedical research is conducted, the discipline of biomedical informatics is now an integral component of both clinical and translational research and the health care infrastructure. Demand for researchers and health professionals trained in the field is increasing.

Graduate programs in biomedical informatics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center are at the forefront of these trends. See this recent feature article for more: "Biomedical Informatics Launches New PhD Program." This video also offers a feel for what's great about doing research at Cincinnati Children's. 

Qualified PhD students accepted to the program receive full tuition support, a nationally competitive stipend and a health insurance plan. The program is committed to provide strong interdisciplinary mentorship and an environment supporting research and career development.  

From genomic to clinical data, from child to adult health care, with a leading pediatric research center and one of the nation’s first medical colleges, we are making a difference in peoples’ lives. You can too. 

Biomedical Informatics Graduate Handbook 2015 2016 

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Successful applicants to the program typically have a strong quantitative and/or computational background and a keen interest in biomedical informatics or a related discipline. Apply now to be part of this exciting chapter and to become a leader in biomedical informatics research.

About Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical informatics (BMI) is an interdisciplinary field that combines knowledge of information sciences and medical sciences to optimize the use and application of biomedical data across the spectrum from molecules to individuals to populations. 

Biomedical informatics encompasses computational and analytical methods that advance biomedical research, as well as the implementation and management of information technology used to improve the practice of healthcare. Biomedical informatics spans and draws upon a number of related disciplines, including bioinformatics, genomics, systems biology, biostatistics, big data, and healthcare analytics.

 The scope of BMI can be summarized as follows:

  • BMI investigates and supports reasoning, modeling, simulation, experimentation, and translation of molecular, cellular, individual, and societal data.
  • BMI develops, studies, and applies theories, methods, and processes for the generation, storage, retrieval, use, management, and sharing of biomedical data, information, and knowledge
  • BMI builds on and contributes to computer, telecommunication, and information sciences and technologies, emphasizing their application in biomedicine
  • BMI draws upon the social and behavioral sciences to inform the design and evaluation of technical and analytical solutions