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Health and Biomedical Informatics

Informatics is the study of information: how you collect it, how you organize it and how you use it to solve problems. Health & Biomedical Informatics is informatics applied to healthcare and biomedical research. Our investigations address questions ranging from the molecular scale (bioinformatics) through the patient scale (clinical informatics) to whole populations (public health informatics).

Increasingly, both healthcare and biomedical research are data-driven activities. Our goal is to not only accelerate discoveries from that data, but also to use the knowledge gained to improve the health of our patients.”

Justin Starren, MD, PhD

Justin Starren, MD, PhD

What We Do

Visit the Programs in Health & Biomedical Informatics at Northwestern University page to learn about our division's educational efforts. Browse the Center for Biomedical Informatics & Data Science calendar for related upcoming events and learn more on the center's website.

Faculty Spotlight

Luo, Yuan

His research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, time series analysis, integrative genomic analysis and big data analytics, with a focus on medical and clinical applications. He is the Chief AI Officer at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and at the Institute of Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (IAIM).

Starren, Justin B

Dr. Starren is founding Chief of the Division of Health and Biomedical Informatics, Deputy Director of the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) and Director of the Feinberg Center for Data Science and Informatics (CDSI). He also leads the doctoral programs in Health and Biomedical Informatics, serves on the university Big Data Taskforce and oversees a variety of informatics, research computing, and data sciences activities.

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Contact Us

Health & Biomedical Informatics

Rubloff Building, 11th floor
750 N Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611   (Map it)

Phone: 312-503-1879

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