The Health Informatics Institute (HII) is comprised of approximately 150 members consisting of biostatisticians and bioinformaticians; epidemiologists; software, data, and systems engineers; solution and data architects; laboratory and clinical research administrators; and administrative staff.
Established in 2004 as the Pediatric Epidemiology Center, the annual budget of the institute currently exceeds $50 million, primarily in NIH funding.
Faculty areas of expertise include biostatistics applied to pre-clinical, clinical, observational, and population health research; biomedical and clinical informatics; and statistical genetics and genomics.
Members are engaged in research focused on the prevention of diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, cancer prevention and control, genetic disorders, and an expanding list of rare diseases.
Establish and maintain expertise in biomedical science, statistics, clinical trial and study design and coordination, software and data engineering, big data and high performance computing, and integrative bioinformatics.
Ongoing functions of the HII in support of this mission include the following: