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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine
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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.

Meet Our Team

Luo, Yuan

Yuan Luo

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).

Starren, Justin B

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.

Wehbe, Firas H

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

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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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