DBMI embraces a broad view of biomedical informatics which includes all computational aspects of health care, prevention, and public health as well as biology and medicine.

The field of biomedical informatics can be grouped according to methods used and by domain area of application. At DBMI, our researchers are involved in all categories, working on scales that range from single molecules to world populations.

Our team works along the scientific pipeline, from discovery (with genomics, proteomics, simulation of biological systems, and more) all the way to analysis (including natural language processing, knowledge management, and telemedicine, among others). We are deeply engaged in human and organizational factors as well, covering technology evaluation, decision support, electronic health records, and more.

From an applications perspective, this broad portfolio of work has our researchers embedded in some of the most challenging informatics needs of our time.