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Division of Biomedical Informatics people


DBMI was founded in the summer of 2009; our rapidly growing unit is the first in the UC system to be structured as traditional divisions in Schools of Medicine -- having the tri-partite mission of research, training, and service/collaboration. DBMI designs, implements, and evaluates informatics algorithms and systems that serve biomedical researchers, other healthcare providers, and public health professionals.

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Featured Projects


  • National Center for Biomedical Computing iDASH, NIH
  • Patient-Centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research pSCANNER, PCORI
  • Phenotype Discoverer in dbGaP Studies PhenDisco, NIH
  • University of California Research exchange UC-ReX, UCOP
  • biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem bioCADDIE, NIH

Recent Publications

From the pSCANNER team:

From the iDASH team:


DBMI moved to the top floor (5A) of the new Biomedical Research Building (beside the School of Pharmacy) and we had a visit from UC President Janet Napolitano during the Open House. Please come visit our new digs.

We are starting the work in collaboration with all five UC Medical Centers, the VA Informatics and Computing Infrastructure, and USC-led federally qualified health systems in the Los Angeles area for the project patient-centered SCAlable National Network for Effectiveness Research (pSCANNER).

The first short course in bioinformatics at the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique, was completed in late February. Colleagues from Brazil organized this course.