The Department of Biomedical Informatics offers a variety of opportunities to increase your knowledge base and skill set in the application of quantitative principles to scientific discovery.
The interdepartmental Bioinformatics and Integrative (BIG) PhD program trains future leaders in the field of bioinformatics and genomics. Our mission is to provide BIG graduate students with the tools to conduct original research and the ability to develop novel approaches and new technologies to address fundamental biological questions.
The Master of Biomedical Informatics (MBI) degree is for students who aim for a biomedical career that requires strong data science skills. Students have the opportunity to learn from experts from throughout the Harvard community. Graduates will have an excellent understanding of the fundamentals of the field of biomedical informatics and will be proficient in applying a broad range of approaches, methods, and techniques in their chosen careers.
This program, now in its eleventh year, is currently sponsored by the NIH-funded BD2K (Big Data to Knowledge) program and is conducted in partnership with the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. This is a nine-week program that offers a combination of didactic classroom lectures with nationally known thought leaders in all areas of biomedical informatics, a mentored research internship and a communications tutorial. Stipend, travel and housing in dorms are provided. Research mentors are carefully matched to student interests and expertise areas and are chosen from Harvard Medical School (including the HMS teaching hospitals), the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and MIT faculties.