Over 110 students have graduated from the Department of Biomedical Informatics (25+ PhD, 50+ MS, 25+ Certificate). The diversity of careers available to DBMI alumnus is evident in their biographies. Many of our graduates are teaching and performing research in academic institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, Arizona State University, and New York University while others have entered private industry with companies such as Cerner Corporation and Boston Scientific; some have positions in government agencies, such as the NIH and AHRQ, while others are at major medical centers, serving in roles such as Chief Medical Information Officer. We maintain a database of the career paths of our graduates. If you are an alumnus, please contact us if you would like to submit or update information!

Chad Kimmel

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Personal Statement about time at DBMI.

My educational time spent in DBMI was very fruitful – and helped propel me to a career as an Air Force Analyst in the DoD. Most notably, the one-on-one project development time spent with my advisors gave me valuable skills on how to undertake a complete a project to fruition for an end-client. Also helpful was the time spent strengthening my analytical presentation skills.

Work-related Honors:

2016 David Rist Prize Honorable Mention, Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS)

2016 Director of Logistics Certificate of Recognition, Air Force Sustainment Center (AFSC)

2016 Innovation Award, HEBCO Inc.

2017 Distinguished Service Award, LMI


Personal Quote:
Being successful in life means learning to Never Give Up
Current Activities:
– Military Operations Research Symposium (MORS) member; – Adjust Intructor, Univeristy of Dayton – Applied Simulation in Simio; – Operations Research Forum coordinator – Univeristy of Pittsburgh