About our department

The Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is one of 27 academic departments in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). DMICE provides research, education, and service in the areas of clinical informatics, clinical epidemiology, and bioinformatics/computational biomedicine. DMICE programs are recognized internationally for their accomplishment and innovation.

DMICE is housed in the Biomedical Information Communication Center (BICC) on the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Marquam Hill campus. The department consists of about 80 faculty members, including about 40 with primary academic appointments in the department, about 20 from other OHSU departments with joint appointments, and about 20 affiliate faculty who work at healthcare institutions, companies, and other organizations outside OHSU.

Prospective students

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The Biomedical Informatics program welcomes prospective students interested in our graduate program to learn more about our specialized tracks in clinical informatics, and bioinformatics & computational biology. 

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OHSU's Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Upcoming events

Virtual DMICE Informatics Conferences

Please contact Lynne Schwabe for WebEx links.

Thursday, March 11, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Please join DMICE for a presentation by: 

Dale Sanders
Executive Partner, Ardan Equity

Senior Advisor, Chief Technology Officer, Health Catalyst
Board Member, HealthTree Foundation

“Evolution of the EHR: Reducing Clinician Data Entry While Improving The State of Data We Need”

DMICE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club

The DMICE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee has a new Journal Club discussion group.  This journal club discussion group aims to bring together our staff and faculty to read, listen to and/or watch media on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and create a forum for us to gather and discuss the topics as a group.

We’ll host two upcoming events during the DMICE seminar time slot on Thursdays at 11:30am:

Speaker presentation Kelly Gonzales April 8th, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm

Topic: Decolonizing data

An inaugural Book club on May 06, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm

Recommended book: Survival Math by Mitchell Jackson

Print versions may be available via Interlibrary Loan at OHSU Library

Print and eBooks are available from Multnomah County Library

Copies of the book are available to purchase from Powells here and Amazon here

Below is the synopsis of the book:

"This dynamic book explores gangs and guns, near-death experiences, sex work, masculinity, composite fathers, the concept of “hustle,” and the destructive power of addiction—all framed within the story of Jackson, his family, and his community. Lauded for its breathtaking pace, its tender portrayals, its stark candor, and its luminous style, Survival Math reveals on every page the searching intellect and originality of its author. The primary narrative, focused on understanding the antecedents of Jackson’s family’s experience, is complemented by poems composed from historical American documents as well as survivor files, which feature photographs and riveting short narratives of several of Jackson’s male relatives. The sum of Survival Math’s parts is a highly original whole, one that reflects on the exigencies—over generations—that have shaped the lives of so many disenfranchised Americans. As essential as it is beautiful, as real as it is artful, Mitchell S. Jackson’s nonfiction debut is a singular achievement, not to be missed."

https://www.amazon.com/Survival-Math-Notes-All-American-Family/dp/1501131702

Related videos by Mitchell Jackson

Format: Please read the book ahead of time (or part of the book), if possible. Either way, all are welcome to join the discussion. In addition (or alternatively) to reading the book, please see the related videos linked above.

A facilitated discussion will be led by Ngoc Wasson.   

For any questions, contact Ngoc Wasson  or Nicole Vasilevsky

Apply for 2021 High School and Undergraduate DMICE Internships

The Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) is offering High School and Undergraduate Data Science paid Internships beginning June 2021.

These internships will provide full-time summer internships in data science and biomedical informatics to college undergraduates and high school students to increase their skills with respect to data literacy and stewardship.  The program’s goals are to provide exposure to data science and informatics with respect to best practices, impact of research on medicine and health, as well as possible career path for interns.  In addition to the research project, each intern will attend weekly Informatics Research Conferences and will present their work at the end of the internship in a mini-symposium.

For your information, here is the webpage for the DMICE Internship Program.

OHSU events

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Diversity Activities

Please have a look at the diversity web pages listed here:

OHSU School of Medicine Diversity Webpage

OHSU Center for Diversity Webpage

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