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.

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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).

Portland State University + OHSU: MS Applied Data Science for Clinical & Health Informatics

Event Date: May 27, 2021
Event Time: 5 PM PT

Join us for an upcoming information session with a special focus on clinical and health informatics, led by Ketan Sampat, MS in Applied Data Science for Business Academic Director at Portland State University, and Dr. William Hersh, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). We will provide an in-depth presentation exploring the fully online coursework in enterprise digital transformation with a special focus on applying OHSU's graduate certificate in Clinical and Health Informatics towards PSU's MS-ADSB degree. Highlights include career paths and admissions information. Our session will conclude with an interactive Q&A to address your most pressing questions.

To RSVP, please email Lauren Ludwig

More information: OHSU DMICE Partnership Programs

We are a nation in crisis. As researchers, educators, clinicians, and others, we can no longer tolerate the pervasive effects of racism in our society. The racism that permeates our society, and even our institution, must be opposed. Instead we must struggle toward a better way.

Upcoming events

Virtual DMICE Informatics Conferences
Please contact Lynne Schwabe for WebEx links.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (Pacific)

Clinical Informatics Journal Club

You are invited to attend a CI Journal Club hosted by:
Eric Wecker, MD
OHSU Clinical Informatics Fellow

“Infobuttons for Genomic Medicine: Requirements and Barriers”

Article for discussion is available here: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33979874/

Thursday, May 27, 2021
11:30 am -12:30 pm
Please join DMICE for a presentation by:

Dr. Kenrick D. Cato
Assistant Professor
Columbia University School of Nursing
Department of Emergency Medicine

"What the CONCERN Study Has Taught Me about Racial Bias in Nursing Workflow"

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.

The inaugural Book club on May 06, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm was immensely successful.  We will be getting suggestions for more books and journal articles to read and make plans soon. 

Our first 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."


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 and suggestions, contact Ngoc Wasson  

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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