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Interdisciplinary Medical Informatics Program

PhD in Medical Informatics
The PhD Program in Medical Informatics is an interdisciplinary program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in collaboration between several academic units at UWM and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The program is housed in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and is guided by a Steering Committee consisting of faculty from the following participating units:

  • Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
  • College of Health Sciences (COHS)
  • College of Nursing (NUR)
  • Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
  • School of Information Studies (SOIS)
  • College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)

Medical Informatics is a field that combines medical science and information technology. Students in the doctoral program will train to become future leaders in the use of information systems in healthcare delivery, research and education. A unique feature of this PhD program is its interdisciplinary approach. The program combines the collective strengths in the participating units to offer advanced training that integrates clinical and administrative applications of information technology in medicine and health care.

The program curriculum includes core course work in human pathophysiology, databases, medical informatics and medical ethics. Students can specialize in one of the following four areas of concentration:

  • Knowledge Based Systems
  • Health Services Management and Policy
  • Health Information Systems
  • Medical Imaging and Instrumentation

For more information about the Medical Informatics PhD program please go to the website or contact Betty Warras