Education

The SBU Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics reflects the advancement of BMI as a leading component of modern technology and data-intensive healthcare.  We embed BMI education in research and operations at Stony Brook Medicine, where quantitative sciences converge to help fulfill the mission to deliver world-class, compassionate care to patients.

Biomedical Informatics is an interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective use of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving and decision making, driven by efforts to improve human health.

The overarching mission of the graduate program in Biomedical Informatics at Stony Brook University is to train Biomedical Informatics professionals to make important discoveries, develop new technologies, and apply novel approaches Translational Bioinformatics, Imaging and Clinical Informatics.

The SBU Graduate Program in Biomedical Informatics reflects the emergence of BMI as a core component of modern technology and data intensive healthcare, responding to intense pressures in both the Academic and Industrial components of the healthcare sector. With this environment in mind, we embed BMI Education in research and operations at a Medical Center, where Quantitative Sciences have emerged at the very core of efforts to understand, prevent and treat disease. Further, our program emphasizes the ability of trainees to produce software artifacts and conduct computational experiments, along the same lines as Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). The resulting refactoring of Informatics equips BMI trainees to play a new role in a Systems Biomedicine enterprise that spans from patient-centric information systems to the distributed analytics needed to contextualize emerging biomolecular Big Data resources.

The Stony Brook Biomedical Informatics program is located in the new Biomedical Informatics Department, dually housed in the School of Medicine and in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Program Tracks

This program emphasizes the translation of knowledge into practical use in three areas of specialization, or Tracks:

  • Clinical Informatics - enhancing the quality and efficiency of clinical workflows,
  • Imaging Informatics – integrative analysis and management of biomedical images, and
  • Translational Bioinformatics – application of informatics methods to advance patient related biomedical research, from Clinical Genomics to Population Health.

Degree Types

Students will be instructed via a combination of classroom teaching, seminars, structured Biomedical Informatics M.S. projects or PhD Biomedical Informatics research leading to theses, structured projects and dissertation research for doctoral students. Students may earn

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.

Students will be instructed via a combination of classroom teaching, projects that expose them to different aspects of Biomedical Informatics, and dissertation research for doctoral students.

Graduates can expect careers in academia, research institutions, hospitals, industry, or government.

Contact Us

Graduate Program Director:  Jonas S. Almeida, PhD

You can reach us by email at BMIGradEd@StonyBrookMedicine.edu or by phone: 631-638-2590.