Located on the Columbia University Medical Center (CUIMC) campus, the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is both an academic department and an information services partner to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, a major healthcare provider in greater New York.
One of the oldest informatics departments in the nation, faculty and students at DBMI have set the path for design of clinical information systems, methodologies in clinical natural language processing, and machine learning over electronic health record data. Faculty research includes the development and evaluation of innovative information technologies, which has led to enhancements in both health and healthcare.
Both faculty and students work in a highly collaborative environment, applying informatics from the atomic level to global populations.
Advances in functional genomics have introduced a world of possibilities within the research and clinical settings, but have also created dangerous possibilities around privacy. Dr. Gamze Gürsoy, who began her new role as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics this semester, is focused on developing tools to protect data at both the personal and population level, while also increasing biomedical data access so that this protected data can be studied by the scientific community.