Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Our mission is to build excellent programs in translational research (improving health outcomes from bench to bedside) that are supported by the core disciplines of biomedical and health informatics. We aim to improve the health of our community through programs of cutting edge research, quality education and collaborative service. The links below are organized for quick and direct access to commonly sought information, forms and resources.  Use the menu to the left for a more detailed and in-depth look at our degree programs (including admissions information), faculty and staff profiles, student resources, research resources and career opportunities.

For additional information about this department and/or its programs, please reach us by email at or call us at (816) 235-1828.

Prospective Students
Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Interdisciplinary PhD

Program Handbooks
Master of Science in Bioinformatics
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Interdisciplinary PhD

Student Resources
Writing Resources
Student Resources
Faculty Directory
IPhD Forms
Thesis & Capstone Options
Application for Graduation

Research Resources
Office of Research Administration
Office of Research Services
UMKC Center for Health Insights (CHI)
Research & Statistical Consult Service (RSCS)

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