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School of Biomedical Informatics

School of Biomedical Informatics

The School of Biomedical Informatics sets UTHealth apart: It is the only academic biomedical informatics program in Texas, the only free-standing school among 70 related programs in the nation, and one of the largest programs of its kind in the world.

Artificial intelligence and data science have the power to change every aspect and application of health care. Our faculty and students are present and future cognitive scientists, statisticians, hospital administrators, pharmacists, and more, exploring research and establishing programs that range from getting the most out of artificial intelligence and machine learning to helping inform and improve the global response to COVID-19. 

Many Faces. One Mission. is your opportunity to help keep the School of Biomedical Informatics—the work that happens here and the people who do it—on the cutting-edge.

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“Our ability to do our work at an academic medical center alongside (and with) physicians, dentists, nurses, public health experts, and others is a tremendous benefit to the students and faculty at the School of Biomedical Informatics. Collaborating with other health professionals gives us insight into the pressing problems they want to solve—and the opportunity to see our work in action deepens their understanding of the roles data science, artificial intelligence, and informatics can play in solving these problems.  

Informatics has the power and potential to improve medical care; to make our health care facilities smarter; to predict and solve the greatest health care challenges of our time. Data is the new oil; informatics is the new electricity. At the School of Biomedical Informatics, we are Transforming Data to Power Human Health. Computer scientist Alan Kay famously said, ‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it.’ This is our highest calling—and this is what Many Faces. One Mission. will help us continue to do.”

Jiajie Zhang, PhD

Dean and Professor
Glassell Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Informatics Excellence
UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics