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

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.

What Actually Works to Get People Vaccinated

Jannette Berkley-Patton, Ph.D., professor of biomedical and health informatics and director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Health Equity Institute, took up the challenge to bring the message as well

School of Medicine recognizes first I-Ph.D. graduate

Jeremy Provance was always interested in both health care and computers but wasn’t sure how to fit them together. The UMKC School of Medicine provided his answer. As graduates of

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