As Oregon’s only health and research university, OHSU has breakthrough research that leads to new cures, new standards of care and a better understanding of health and the biomedical sciences. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty researchers who are exploring basic, clinical and applied research frontiers throughout the biomedical, clinical epidemiology and information sciences fields.
Our primary research areas focus on Clinical Informatics, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, and Clinical Epidemiology.
Health and clinical informatics transforms medicine and health care by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating systems and interventions to improve patient care, enhance access to care, advance individual and population health outcomes, and strengthen the clinician-patient relationship. Professionals in health and clinical informatics occupy a wide variety of positions in health care, research, government, and other institutions, where they use data and information to improve individual health, health care delivery, public health, and biomedical research.
Bioinformatics is the application of informatics in cellular and
molecular biology, often with a focus on genomics. The sub-term
translational bioinformatics is used to describe bioinformatics applied
to human health.
More about Bioinformatics & Computational Biology Research
Clinical epidemiology is the study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease in patient populations and the relationships between exposures or treatments and health outcomes. Areas of research include disease screening and prevention, systematic review methodology, comparative effectiveness research, developing evidence-based practice and policy guidelines, implementation of practices and guidelines in health systems, development of patient-centered registries and data marts within health information systems, creating and testing patient decision aids, and using patient data for quality improvement and research projects.More about Clinical Epidemiology Research
Cross-Area Research Activities
DMICE has many ongoing research projects and activities. Those focused in the three main areas of the departments are described on their respective pages. Some projects, however, span across multiple areas of the department:
National Center for Digital Health Informatics Innovation
Melissa Haendel, Shannon McWeeney, David Dorr, Ted Laderas, Nicole Weiskopf, William Hersh
The National Center for Digital Health Innovation coalesces
the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) informatics community
together with the open science community to catalyze the next steps in the
evolution of biomedical informatics by supporting the creation of
collaboratively developed sustainable infrastructure. This is done via the axes
of open data, open software, open resources, and through two integrated
thematic areas of urgent need: rare disease and human health across the
Funder: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health
Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute
Cynthia Morris, Shannon McWeeney, Robert Schuff, Aaron Cohen
DMICE faculty play a variety of roles in OCTRI, which
was established in 2006 as one of 12 academic health centers awarded a Clinical
and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health.
OCTRI focuses its energy and resources on building clinical and translational
research at Oregon Health &Science University and regional communities,
government, and industry.
Funder: National Center for Advancing Translational, National Institutes of Health