The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, the department is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and 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


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

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1U4U Innovation Funding Grant Awarded
Mar 02, 2020

1U4U Innovation Funding Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Bray and Dr. Damian Borbolla who received a 1U4U innovation funding grant collaborating with the School of Planning & Architecture (Jim Agutter from the Design Program) to build a “Health Design Thinking“ Training Workshop. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
2019 Year in Review
Dec 31, 2019

2019 Year in Review

ENT, University Orthopaedic Center, Internal Medicine, University Neuropsychiatric Institute, University Hospital, Moran Eye Center, Clinical Neurosciences Center, Community Clinics, Huntsman Cancer Institute, ,

Highlights from 2019 exemplify how U of U Health is making a difference in individual and community health and quality of life. ... Read More

Neurobiology and Anatomy,Pediatrics,Psychiatry,Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Biochemistry,Population Health Sciences,Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical Informatics Student Developed a Global Mental Health App.
Oct 09, 2019

Biomedical Informatics Student Developed a Global Mental Health App.

Currently, suicide rates are rising. Dr. Alexander Au, a current graduate student in the Biomedical Informatics Department, explained in an email that “suicide is a rising issue in our communities and is now a leading cause of death among our youth on a global scale. It is predicted that 1 person dies every 40 seconds from suicide and an estimated 25 attempts for every 1 suicide.”  Due to the dire need for accessible mental health care, Dr. Alexander Au has developed a global mental health app.... Read More

Biomedical Informatics
A Master’s Student Experience:  An interview with Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma
Oct 07, 2019

A Master’s Student Experience: An interview with Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma

Jacob Crump and Shilpy Sharma graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Biomedical Informatics in the Applied Clinical Informatics track. After graduation, Jacob and Shilpy have gone on to work for Interopion. Interopion focuses on empowering healthcare delivery through interoperable, EHR-Integrated solutions. They have shared their experiences as students and their current professional roles in an interview below :... Read More

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