The Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics (BMI) is an innovative and productive basic science department integral to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine & Public Health (UW SMPH), an academic medical center. BMI is a leading research hub and training center for biomedical data sciences, including biostatistics and biomedical informatics. BMI investigators are engaged in basic discovery science, clinical trials, image analysis, genomics, computational biology, and population studies, and they advance research throughout the SMPH. This research is often multi-faceted and collaborative, and faculty have joint appointments with many other campus units: Statistics, Computer Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Morgridge Institute of Research, and the Wisconsin Institute of Discovery.
BMI faculty and research staff provide consultation and collaboration in the planning, design, conduct, and analysis of basic, translational, and clinical research.
PhD in Biomedical Data Science
The current explosion of biomedical data, including Electronic medical records (EHR), biomedical imaging, and genomics/proteomics/metabolomics, provide an awesome opportunity to improve understanding of the mechanisms of disease and ultimately to improve human health care. The Doctoral Degree Program in Biomedical Data Science will provide you with a unique blend of skills including programming, data management, data analysis, and machine learning. Successful graduates will be prepared to fully harness the power of high-dimensional, heterogeneous data. Potential students include both students with bachelor’s degrees in an area of data-science (e.g., computer science, statistics), as well as health professionals, clinicians, and others with degrees related to biomedicine (e.g., biology, biochemistry, genetics). Consider applying today!
Predoctoral Training Program in Bio-Data Science (BDS)
Research to improve the analysis of big biomedical data is active at the interface of computer sciences, statistics, and various biomedical disciplines, including genomics, molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and population health. The mission of the Bio-Data Science (BDS) training program is to provide predoctoral research training at this interface, preparing graduate students for key roles in academia, industry, or government. Read More
Spring 2022 BDS MS Graduates
2022 BDS MS Graduating Class
News and Events
Professor Vikas Singh and Assistant Professor Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon are two of the nine recipients of funding awarded through the fourth American Family Funding Initiative of the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute. This competitive initiative …
Kellett Fellowship award winner Christina Kendziorski and H.I. Romnes award winner Sushmita Roy were included in a UW news release and the May 19, 2022 Inside UW newsletter. BMI received 2 of the 32 awards …
Associate Professor Sushmita Roy was awarded the H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contributions in research, teaching, and service to the university and the broader research community. This prestigious award is designed …
Professor Christina Kendziorski received the Kellett Mid-Career Award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. This award is made to mid-career faculty to support them at a critical stage of …
- More News posts