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

COVID-19 Research

Recent Publications

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. 


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Pioneering a New Era of Biomedical Informatics
Oct 01, 2021

Pioneering a New Era of Biomedical Informatics

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As he embarks on his leadership journey as department chair for biomedical informatics, Yves Lussier, MD, feels as if his path has come full circle. Joining the institution that had such an important impact on his career feels like an opportunity of a lifetime. Lussier is committed to carrying on the impressive legacy of the department, while cultivating a learning environment where students can have pivotal experiences and mentors as he did. ... Read More

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