Biomedical Informatics at a Glance

The University of Chicago Graham School Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics (MScBMI) is on the leading edge of this interdisciplinary field that is critical to healthcare transformation. Our faculty and graduates work in the spectrum of fields represented below.

Biomedical Informatics Spectrum. Bioinformatics, clinical and health informatics, public health informatics

As a student, you will study fundamental aspects of healthcare information, technology and systems, and related research and policy that will prepare you to excel in this field. The subjects of biomedicine range from nanoscale biology all the way up to global health. For each of these specialties, there is a parallel area in informatics. While the MScBMI program is mainly focused on clinical and health informatics, we offer electives and student project opportunities across the full range of biomedical informatics.

Bioinformatics disciplines: Information Science, IT and Computer Science, Information Management, and Analytics

Biomedical informatics is truly a multidisciplinary field. The spectrum of activities includes: defining data, developing systems to collect and organize data, learning how to securely manage and share data, and finally producing analytics and reports that help people use the data that they have collected. Along this whole spectrum, there are unique aspects of biomedical data that students will learn best in a program specific to biomedicine.