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About Biomedical Informatics

PhD Program Deadlines:

  • December 1 (non-binding early action)
  • February 15 (general admission)

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

Students with a major of study in areas such as biology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, bioengineering, chemistry, or statistics are well positioned to enter the new field of biomedical informatics. 

Biomedical Informatics is now the key to understanding biology and medicine. As an avalanche of data and an increased sophistication of technology change the way biomedical research is conducted, the discipline of biomedical informatics is an integral component of clinical and translational research for the health care infrastructure. Demand for researchers and health professionals trained in the field is rapidly increasing.

The graduate program in biomedical informatics at the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is at the forefront of these trends. The program leverages partnerships between Cincinnati Children's, the UC College of Medicine, and UC College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students can engage in high-impact research while embedded in some of the premier health-care centers in the nation.

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 people's’ lives. You can too.

More on the Field

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

Main lines of research of our faculty 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

Please see our faculty-lines-of-research to learn more.

Links to More Information

Anil Goud Jegga, DVM, MRes, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's. Below are a set of links he has gathered of helpful bioinformatics resources.

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Graduate Programs in
Biostatistics, Health Informatics & Data Sciences

3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039

Mail Location: 7024
Phone: 513-636-6250
Email: Biomedical Informatics Graduate