Graduate Bulletin

Spring 2018


The Department of Biomedical Informatics currently offers graduate work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy, Master of  Science degree and Advanced Graduate Certificate in three areas of specialization, or Tracks: 

1) Clinical Informatics  - enhancing the quality and efficiency of clinical workflows;

2) Imaging Informatics - integrative analysis and management of biomedical images; and 

3) Translational Bioinformatics - application of informatics methods to advance patient related biomedical research, from Clinical Genomics to Population Health. 

The new Stony Brook University Biomedical Informatics Program is a collaboration of the School of Medicine and in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. This interdisciplinary field studies and pursues the effective use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, driven by efforts to improve human health. 

We embed BMI Education in research and operations at the Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center, where quantitative sciences have emerged at the very core of efforts to understand, prevent and treat disease. Further, our program emphasizes the ability of trainees to produce software artifacts and conduct computational experiments, along the same lines as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The resulting refactoring of Informatics equips BMI trainees to play a new role in a Systems Biomedicine enterprise that spans from patient-centric information systems to the distributed analytics needed to contextualize emerging biomolecular Big Data resources.

Students will be instructed via a combination of classroom teaching, seminars, and/or structured projects. Graduates can expect careers in academia, research, healthcare, industry, or government. 

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