Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Our mission is to advance the field of biomedical and health informatics by providing cutting-edge education, conducting innovative research, and fostering collaboration between industry, academia, and healthcare organizations. We aim to educate and empower the next generation of Clinical Researchers and Informaticians to improve patient outcomes and transform healthcare through the responsible and ethical use of technology and data. Our program is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness, and to developing leaders who will shape the future of healthcare and improve the lives of individuals and communities worldwide.

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
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Interdisciplinary PhD

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

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Faculty Directory
IPhD Forms
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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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