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Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Data Science

Our Mission

The Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS) is an academic research community, comprised of faculty, students, and staff, whose mission is to advance precision health by leveraging large, complex, multi-scale real-world data through the development and implementation of novel analytical tools and methods.

What is Biomedical Data Science? 

Biomedical Data Science "spans a range of biological and medical research challenges that are data intensive and focused on the creation of novel methodologies to advance biomedical science discovery. The term “data science” describes expertise associated with taking (usually large) data sets and annotating, cleaning, organizing, storing, and analyzing them for the purposes of extracting knowledge. It merges the disciplines of statistics, computer science, and computational engineering" (Annual Review of Biomedical Data Science). 

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Faculty Search at Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Level

We seek candidates who can apply their expertise in biomedical informatics and/or biostatistics to meet department goals.

Message from the Chair

"As biomedical data scientists, we contribute to precision health by converting data to knowledge. We develop the analytical tools that use real world data to chart a new course for targeting disease, advancing clinical decision support and guiding policy, to improve health and well-being."

Sylvia K. Plevritis, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biomedical Data Science and Professor of Radiology