The Division of Health Informatics, Data Science and Epidemiology within the Department of Population Health is the home within Dell Medical School for the creation and application of state-of-the-art informatics and quantitative methods for biomedical, clinical and population health investigation. Primary disciplinary perspectives include biomedical research informatics, biostatistics and epidemiology.
Areas of Inquiry
The division serves as both a collaborative resource and a methodological incubator for new data-driven, computational, inferential and study design approaches, especially those focused on Dell Med’s mission.
Specific areas of inquiry and discovery include:
- Clinical research and population health informatics
- Novel biostatistical modeling approaches
- Design and analysis of clinical trials
- Biomarker discovery
- Environmental and infectious disease epidemiology
Division faculty teach and mentor students, residents, fellows and other Dell Med faculty in these areas, as well.
The division’s faculty collaborates closely with other Dell Medical School departments and units, particularly the Biomedical Data Science Hub and the Heath Transformation Research Institute. Faculty also work to build and strengthen ties to related schools, colleges and units across the world-renowned, highly collaborative campus at The University of Texas at Austin.
The division’s diverse and dynamic faculty includes:
- Anjum Khurshid
- Paul Rathouz
- Darlene Bhavnani
- Brian Hobbs
- Elizabeth Matsui
- Justin Rousseau
- William Tierney
- Joydeep Ghosh
- Vagheesh Narasimhan
- Nazan Aksan
- Eliel de Oliveira