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).
What We DoVisit 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.
Meet Our Team
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and McCormick School of Engineering
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 Scientist at Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS).
Justin B Starren
Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Social Sciences
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.
Firas H Wehbe
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Pathology
Director of Clinical Research Informatics, Northwestern University Clinical And Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) Associate Director of Cancer Informatics Core for Clinical Research, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center