Biomedical Informatics Program

The Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) provides investigators with state of the art informatics tools and methodologies to support translational researchers. Using a hybrid of collaborative and service approaches, BMIP is continually developing and deploying an array of informatics tools for bench research (bioinformatics), bedside research (clinical research informatics), and translation to practice (medical informatics). BMIP also provides a platform for collaborative and multidisciplinary informatics education and research.

The Biomedical Informatics Program includes two major areas of emphasis:

  • Translational Bioinformatics - Novel methodology development
    • Statistical Genetics
    • Functional Genomics
  • Clinical Research Informatics


Program Leadership

Bill Hersh, M.D.

BMIP Program Director


Robert Schuff, M.S.

Program Director, Clinical Research Informatics


(503) 494-5654


Shannon McWeeney, Ph.D.

Program Director, Translational Bioinformatics