Current Research

DBMI faculty are some of the best in the world. They are leaders in statistics, information theory, natural language processing, machine learning, human-computer interaction, epidemiology, applied mathematics, bioinformatics, systems biology, and chemical biology. They have been training top-notch students and making their impact in the field for years.

Along the way, they are conducting some of the most cutting-edge research in biomedical informatics. Research efforts run from the molecular (basic science, bioinformatics, and systems biology) to the global population (clinical informatics, data mining, and population science).

Thanks to our close connection with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, our faculty’s research has real clinical impact. Through the iNYP program, DBMI faculty have access to more than 4 million patient records dating to the 1980s — and they use it to provide a unified view of clinical data from multiple source systems that leads to better clinical decision support. Research here is truly translational, with delivery of results directly into the clinical workflow, such as using the discovery of molecular etiologies of disease or of pharmacological effects to change how treatment is delivered.