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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.

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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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