The Department of Medical Informatics & 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.
DMICE has a rich and diverse research portfolio, attracting over $10 million per year in external funding. Department faculty publish in a variety of prestigious journals, receive invitations to speak at locations around the world, and are otherwise sought after for their expertise and leadership.
The department is also home to the OHSU Biomedical Informatics program, which is one of the largest of its kind in the world and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. As of June 2018, 757 degrees have been awarded in the OHSU informatics program since its inception, including 27 Ph.D. degrees, 308 master's degrees, and 422 graduate certificates. Program majors are in health and clinical informatics and in bioinformatics and computational biomedicine. The program is home to the largest and second-longest standing National Institutes of Health training grant at OHSU and also was one of the first to establish a fellowship in the physician subspecialty of clinical informatics. The program also has rich offerings in biomedical data science.