Personal Statement: After an extended career in Information Technology, I decided to pursue my PhD within another department at Pitt. After taking a class within DBMI from Dr. Rebecca Crowley, I knew DBMI was the place I needed to be. I immediately transferred to DBMI where I obtained the skills necessary to integrate my technology expertise with Medical Decision Making and Diagnostic Errors in Medicine. Dr. Crowley was instrumental in planting the seed of the importance of the cognitive aspects of medical decision making.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics is committed to improving biomedical research and clinical care through the innovative application of informatics. Currently funded projects explore areas such as genomic and proteomic data mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and biosurveillance.
We offer a range of training experiences to accommodate diverse backgrounds and aspirations. Active participation in research and development is a key element of the educational experience at DBMI.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HITPC) has put together a “draft” whitepaper on security and privacy concerns for healthcare “big data”.