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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
  • Protecting the Privacy of Genomes in Research Studies PROGRESS, NHGRI
  • Protection of Records: Privacy Technology for Medical Research PREP, NLM
  • Protect Privacy of Healthcare Data in the Cloud, NLM

Recent Publications

From the pSCANNER team:

From the iDASH team:


In 2015 we became a UCSD Health Systems Department after 5 years as the Division of Biomedical Informatics. We now have over 70 people who help fulfill our mission of delivering the best research, training, and service products to the scientific community and the public in general. Our goals have extended to include the clinical informatics arena, where our novel processes, algorithms, and applications can help improve various aspects of clinical care and health sciences training.

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