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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2021 Year in Review
Dec 21, 2021

2021 Year in Review

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

It was another remarkable year for U of U Health! Highlights from 2021 demonstrate the impact our care providers, faculty, staff, and students are making on individual and community health. ... Read More

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Human Genetics,Orthopaedics,Biomedical Informatics,Obstetrics and Gynecology,Biochemistry,Psychiatry,Pediatrics,Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
Congratulations to Dr. Julio Facelli
Dec 08, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Julio Facelli

Congratulations to one of our faculty members, Julio Facelli, PhD, FACMI who has been elected to serve on the AMIA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. This committee guides and executes AMIA’s strategic goals and objectives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ... Read More

Biomedical Informatics

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