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Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Best Education

The department has a National Library of Medicine (NLM) training grant to support its educational programs. Master of Science (MS), Non-Thesis Master of Science, Certificate, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are offered along with short-term traineeships for students and visiting fellows. Read More

World-Class Research

The breadth and depth of research opportunities at The University of Utah are unmatched because of our close relationships with collaborating institutions, state and local public health agencies. Our program is unique for its strength in each of the following areas: Read More

Welcome from Dr. Yves Lussier

Department of Biomedical Informatics Chair


I am humbled and honored to join the talented faculty, staff, and students of the University of Utah as I take on the role as chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics. I am very excited for this new opportunity to work side-by-side with such outstanding faculty members to facilitate our students’ work and studies, to serve, and, at times, to mentor them.

Recent Publications

COVID-19 Research

Mistry S, Gouripeddi R, Facelli JC. Data-driven identification of temporal glucose patterns in a large cohort of nondiabetic patients with COVID-19 using time-series clustering, JAMIA Open, Volume 4, Issue 3, July 2021

Li H, Baldwin E, Zhang X, Kenost C, Luo W, Calhoun EA, An L, Bennett CL, Lussier YA. Comparison and impact of COVID-19 for patients with cancer: a survival analysis of fatality rate controlling for age, sex and cancer type. BMJ Health Care Inform. 2021 May;28(1):e100341. 

Wang Y, Li B, Gouripeddi R, Facelli JC. Human activity pattern implications for modeling SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2021;199:105896. 

Chang EH, Willis AL, Romanoski CE, Cusanovich DA, Pouladi N, Li J, Lussier YA, Martinez FD. Rhinovirus Infections in Individuals with Asthma Increase ACE2 Expression and Cytokine Pathways Implicated in COVID-19. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Sep 1;202(5):753-755. 

Upcoming Events

October 4, 2023

Business Seminar - Kalyani Yerra

ESSENTIALS OF THE BUSINESS OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, Fall 2023 Seminar Series, The objective of this ...

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October 5, 2023

Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series

"Mysteries of Human Genome Mutations" , Aaron Quinlan Ph.D.  Event Contact Name...

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October 5, 2023

DBMI Internal Speaker Series

DBMI Internal Speaker Series, "Mysteries of the Human Genome Mutations" by Aaron Quinlan PhD ...

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