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.
Yufeng Shen found his passion for science in childhood, but he developed a fascination for both math and physics as his education progressed. He chased his calling within an important emerging discipline.
Shen is among the earliest generation trained in computational biology. Utilizing new methods, he answers long-standing questions that impact health. Specifically, his research has focused on discovering novel genetic variants that cause human diseases.