From Competitors to Collaborators
From Competitors to Collaborators

From Competitors to Collaborators

UMKC researcher leading new consortium of Kansas City hospitals to improve the value of health care. Learn More

Faith in Research
Faith in Research

Faith in Research

Dr. Jannette Berkley-Patton, Director of the UMKC Community Health Research Group. works to improve health disparities of African Americans in church-community settings
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Better Together
Better Together

Better Together

In the growing field of data science, UMKC researchers take an inclusive approach to solving complex problems. Learn More

Welcome to the 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.

NEWS

Passion for Research Furthered by Mentor

In the final year of her undergraduate studies, Claire Houchen was looking to expand her research experience. Read more >>>

School of Medicine Receives NIH Grant to Continue Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Program

Immense research investments have improved the care of patients afflicted with cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Read more >>>

Community group pushing to vaccinate more people on Kansas City’s eastside

“We want people to feel welcomed, we want them to feel like they’re in an environment that they know, they trust, they frequent often,” said Jannette Berkley-Patton, a professor at

Community leaders discuss COVID misinformation in UMKC lecture series

COVID vaccination rates are tremendously low in communities of color in Kansas City. On average, only 43% of individuals get vaccinated, which is about 7% lower than the national average.

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