Biomedical Informatics

The mission of the Institute for Informatics (I2) focuses on the informatics landscape at Washington University School of Medicine in order to transform research, education and patient care by emphasizing precision medicine and efforts to improve the quality of health care and public health initiatives locally, nationally and worldwide.

Our vision at I2 is to serve as the academic and professional home for a preeminent interdisciplinary program of research, education and service in informatics at Washington University by enabling advances in biomedical research and improvements in the quality of health care.  

The institute coordinates informatics efforts across the Medical Campus and the Danforth Campus while also developing partnerships with the Health Systems Innovation Laboratory at BJC HealthCare, the Cortex Innovation Community and other regional partners.

I2 offers a Master of Science (MS) and a certificate program in biomedical informatics. The purpose of the MS and certificate courses is to provide comprehensive and competency-based training in core biomedical informatics theories and methods for the following individuals:

  • Recent college graduates with backgrounds in the biological and/or computational sciences
  • In-career learners with a broad range of experiences in biomedicine/biosciences, mathematics, physical or computer information sciences or engineering, and cognitive and/or social sciences

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