Impact

From clinical decisions to patient experience to biological discovery, the impact of DBMI is both powerful and tangible.

From our start as a pioneering biomedical informatics department, we have applied principles of this cutting-edge field to real-world healthcare environments. Many of our faculty members have leadership positions at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) or New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), where they use their expertise to provide information services, analyze and manage data, and provide new biological insights for clinicians and patients. Many of these innovations are then inserted into the clinical workflows changing the way medicine is practiced in real-time.

Through their work and that of our students, we serve many communities and handle practical informatics problems. These efforts offer even more opportunity as they become research projects for faculty and students at DBMI.

Here are some of our most compelling and noteworthy stories:

Data-driven Precision Research

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How a DBMI Scientist and a Chicago Journalist Teamed Up to Discover Dangerous Drug Interactions

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Alum Philip Payne Takes DBMI’s Model for Success to the Heartland

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DBMI’s First-ever PhD Student Spreads the Informatics Gospel

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HI-FIVE (Health Informatics For Innovation, Value, and Enrichment)

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With Columbia App, Women with Endometriosis Become Citizen-Scientists

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Harnessing Data Science to Conquer Diabetes

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Community Impact: Centering Research in the Neighborhood

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iNYP: Empowering Digital Doctors

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