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Biomedical informatics (BMI) is a multidisciplinary field that involves the understanding of information sciences and technology and their application to the fields of biomedical science, clinical imaging, health care practice, and population health. The BMI curriculum includes biomedical informatics, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and statistics. Barrett students will learn approaches to analyzing data, modeling knowledge, and using these capabilities to address problems in the biomedical and health domains. Students have the opportunity to do research alongside world-renowned faculty, who are experts in bioinformatics, imaging informatics, clinical informatics, and population health informatics. Graduates of the program have a broad set of informatics knowledge and skills that will enable them to contribute to many areas of health and biomedicine in their future work.
Research is generally quantitative and computer-based but some wetlab work might be needed to generate data. Qualitative research might also be conducted. Creative projects are generally not done. BMI requirements are consistent with Barrett's requirements for who can serve on a committee with no additional requirements.