Department of Biomedical Informatics

The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) at ASU, chaired by Professor George Runger fosters strong partnerships among academic researchers, clinical practitioners and regional health care providers in the advancement of research and education in the science and practice of biomedical informatics. Partnerships with Mayo ClinicBanner Health, and Barrow Neurological Institute, among others, infuse the program with practical research mandates and clinical relevance.

The department's mission is to advance the science and technology of biomedical informatics, inform and influence policy, and improve individual and population health with a focus on:

  • Research and development that, through diverse community for our clinical and interdisciplinary collaborations, advances basic science, contributes broadly to knowledge, and solves real life problems in the biomedical sciences and health care.
  • Education, through the creation and delivery of innovative curricula and instructional methods aimed across the spectrum of professional development.
  • Community engagement aimed at developing and fostering mutually beneficial relationships and collaborations that are relevant and responsive to community needs.
  • Service, through provision of resources and capabilities that foster education and research and address local, regional and national problems.