Welcome to the Department of Biomedical Data Science
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).
October 20, 2021 Barriers to Lifestyle Change in Irritable Bowel Syndrome A Data Studio with Linda Anh Nguyen and Elisa Karhu
October 21, 2021 The genomics of climate adaptation and extinction A DBDS Workshop in Biostatistics with Moisés Expósito Alonso
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