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Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics


Biomedical Informatics is a profession for innovators—Come learn from one

The Master's in Bioinformatics program at UChicago harnesses the culture of rigorous inquiry, analysis, and discourse we are known for to prepare students for success and leadership in their healthcare informatics careers. Learn from key industry leaders that will drive you into discovery, pave the way for published research, and challenge you with problem-based work that will use the newly learned skills from your courses.

Dr. Kristel Clayville

Kristel Clayville, PhD

Senior Fellow at the MacLean Center, Instructor

Dr. Kristel Clayville holds a PhD in Religious Ethics from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School and completed Fellowship training in clinical medical ethics at the MacLean Center, where she continues as a Senior Fellow. She has served as the Acting Director of the Zygon Center for Religion...

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Matthew Dapas, PhD

Matthew Dapas, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern University

Matthew Dapas is a Research Assistant Professor at Northwestern University where he studies the genetics of rheumatological disorders. His research involves leveraging genetic data to better understand the biological differences underlying the phenotypic spectra of individual diseases.


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Prashila Dullabh, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Prashila Dullabh, MD

Health Informatics Program Area Director at NORC, University of...

Prashila Dullabh, MD, is a vice president and senior fellow in the Health Sciences group and the director of the Health Implementation Science Center at NORC at the University of Chicago. As a clinician informatician and health services researcher with over 20 years of experience, Dullabh oversees a...

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Jason Edelstein, MS

IT Risk and Compliance Program Manager, University of Chicago

An information security professional with an undergraduate degree in philosophy and a masters in computer science, both from the University of Chicago, Jason Edelstein’s experience covers everything from securing email gateways to academic systems management to teaching and mentoring. He works as...

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Michael Eichsteadt Biomedical Informatics instructor

Michael Eichsteadt

MScBMI Instructor

Michael Eichsteadt is an Executive Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK, and TX, where he leads teams that develop machine learning models, operate provider-facing reporting platforms, and manage & deploy actionable analytics for our Value Based Care organizations. Prior to...

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Tzintzuni Garcia

MScBMI Instructor

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Cheng-Kai Kao, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief Medical Information Officer...

Cheng-Kai Kao, MD, is an academic hospitalist board certified in clinical informatics. In his role as the health system Chief Clinical Informatics Innovation Officer, his work focuses on leveraging technology to enhance clinical workflow and drive healthcare innovations at University of Chicago...

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Imran Khan, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Imran Khan, MBA, MS

Director of Clinical Research Strategic Initiatives, AbbVie

Imran Khan is the director of R&D digital and data Strategy at AbbVie, where he is responsible for spearheading the strategy, development, and deployment of the digital health and advanced analytics capabilities for understanding and curing diseases, improving therapeutic decisions and evidence...

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Kiljoong Kim

MScBMI Instructor

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David Liebovitz, MD

Co-Director, Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine - Center...

Dr. Liebovitz is a practicing internal medicine physician also board certified in clinical informatics with engineering training. He has led numerous information technology projects for use in clinical practice and research. Operational leadership experience includes former roles as Chief Medical...

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Sam Mulroe, Biomedical Informatics

Sam Mulroe, MS

Vice President of Clinical Services, A Safe Haven

Sam Mulroe is the Vice President of Clinical Services at A Safe Haven, an organization that offers an unprecedentedly comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness. In his role, he oversees a team of clinical professionals responsible for providing medical services, behavioral health, and...

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Melvin Munsaka, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Melvin Munsaka PhD, MSc, MEd

Senior Director and Head of the Safety Statistics Group, AbbVie

Melvin S. Munsaka is a senior director and head of the safety statistics group at AbbVie in the statistical sciences department. He has a PhD in mathematical statistics from Queen’s University in Canada, as well as an MSc in mathematical statistics and an MEd in mathematics from McGill University in...

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Dr. Layan Nahlawi

Layan Nahlawi, PhD

Senior Scientist, AbbVie

Layan Nahlawi, PhD is a Senior Scientist in the Neuroscience team at the Genomic Research Center at AbbVie. Dr. Nahlawi is a machine learning expert with a biomedical computing emphasis. Her research interests include pharmacogenomics, imaging genomics, medical image computing and computer-aided...

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Krishna G. Ramachandran, MBA, MS

Divisional Senior Vice President, Health Care Delivery Blue Cross and...

Krishna G. Ramachandran currently serves as divisional senior vice president of Health Care Delivery at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL). In this role, he is responsible for contracting and collaborating with over 100,000 providers in Illinois to improve health outcomes, reduce costs...

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Juan Carlos Rojas

MScBMI Instructor

Dr. Rojas is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, critical care medicine, and clinical informaticist and has over ten years of clinical and leadership experience. He has demonstrated his ability to conceptualize and execute innovative strategies to improve the quality, safety...

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Michael Stiehl, Biomedical Informatics instructor

Michael Stiehl, MS

Senior Policy Analyst, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Michael Stiehl, MS, is a senior policy analyst with Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. With over fifteen years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis, he brings an extensive understanding of how to successfully incorporate GIS into sound project planning...

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Sam Volchenbaum

Samuel Volchenboum, MD, PhD, MS

Faculty Director MScBMI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Dean of...

Dr. Volchenboum is an expert in pediatric cancers and blood disorders. He has a special interest in treating children with neuroblastoma, a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Volchenboum studies ways to harness information technology to enable...

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