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). The DMICE programs are recognized internationally for their accomplishment and innovation.


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. 

Program Information and How to Apply

CAHIM logo 2021

The Health Informatics accreditor of OHSU's Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The  accreditation for masters degree in health informatics has been reaffirmed through 2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at

Annual Update in Clinical Informatics

Information and registration available now for short course (the 3rd Annual Update in Clinical Informatics). The course closes February 2023:

2022 Annual Update on Clinical Informatics.

Evidenced based Practice center group of leaders
OHSU leaders and members of the Evidence-Based Practice Center (EPC) and the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, OHSU School of Medicine, gathered to celebrate the center's 25th anniversary. In front from left, Roger Chou, center director; Peter Barr-Gillespie, OHSU chief research officer; Bill Hersh, professor and chair, DMICE; David Jacoby, interim dean, OHSU School of Medicine, and Mark Helfand, inaugural director of the EPC.

Pacific Northwest Evidence-Based Practice Center celebrates 25 years

The Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center in the OHSU School of Medicine, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, celebrated its 25th anniversary with a reception Oct. 7 2022 at Richard Jones Hall The event was attended by School of Medicine Interim Dean David Jacoby, M.D., and OHSU Provost Marie Chisholm-Burns, Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A. 

Nationally recognized as one of the most successful centers of its kind, the OHSU Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center is the place where exhaustive reviews of literature and research are conducted to craft the gold standard for patient care and health policy in areas ranging from chronic pain to brain trauma. More on the Center here.

Upcoming Events

DMICE Informatics Conference
Please contact Lynne Schwabe by email for WebEx links.

Thursday, December 8, 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (pacific)
In-Person:  BICC 124
Webex Invite (see above)
Please join DMICE for a presentation by:
Emily Hillhouse, M.A., Ph.D.
Director, Student Academic Support Services
Title: to be announced

Friday, December 9, 2022
10:00 am to 11:00 am(Pacific)
Location:  BICC 124 (BICC Theater/1st Floor)

Webex invite (see invite above)

Please join DMICE for the Thesis Proposal Defense of: 

Matthew Hammer

Title:  "Examination of Tools for Functional Inference in the Pediatric Gut Microbiome"

Thursday, December 15, 2022
Webex invite:  see above
Update:  This event will be virtual/remote attendance only.

Please join DMICE for the Thesis Proposal Defense of: 

Alexandra Rouhier
MS Student

Updated title:  "Evaluating Microshades Color Palette Accessibility for Color Vision Deficiency"

Previous DMICE Seminars available here.

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

All OHSU Events