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!

Eric Strobl

Clinical Fellow in Child and Adolescent PsychiatryVanderbilt University Medical Center
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Biographical Info

PhD (2017) Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh

MD (2019) Medicine, University of Pittsburgh




Personal Statement:  “I look back fondly on the time I spent at DBMI as a graduate student from 2013 to 2017. The program gave me freedom to customize my education. I took courses across a variety of departments and had a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from the greatest minds. DBMI also gave me dedicated undisturbed time to think deeply. My research advisor, Shyam Visweswaran, was and still is very supportive. The freedom, mentors and time allowed me to identify, tackle and eventually solve many important problems in biomedical informatics. I learned how to do research that I enjoyed. As a result, I continued to pursue similar research afterwards and still apply the lessons I learned at DBMI on a daily basis to this day.”

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