Academic Representative:
Stephany N. Duda, PhD, FIAHSI
Associate Professor

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is an internationally recognized institution in biomedical informatics with strong relationships to academic departments at Vanderbilt University and the clinical operations at the medical center. DBMI has an emphasis on interdisciplinary research with a focus on health information technology development, clinical knowledge and workflow, modeling, implementation sciences, machine learning and clinical decision support, biomedical data analytics (clinical, genomic and proteomic), natural language processing, privacy and security and more.

VUMC’s DBMI has an excellent graduate training program and a commitment to research, service, health equity and equitable access to care and more.

The Department of Biomedical Informatics is home to an interdisciplinary primary and secondary faculty of more than 130 people, led by Peter J. Embí, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FIAHSI as Chair and Senior Vice President of Research and Innovation at VUMC.

The Biomedical Informatics Training Program, led by DBMI’s Jessica Ancker, PhD, MPH, FACMI, Professor and Vice Chair for Educational Affairs, and Kim Unertl, PhD, ACHIP, FACMI, FAMIA, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, offers research-oriented MS and PhD degrees, as well as nondegree postdoctoral training and short-term internships. Funded positions are competitively available each year through our National Library of Medicine Training Grant and the VA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Informatics and Quality Improvement. All interested students are encouraged to apply for admission. Candidates with prior training in the computational and biosciences are preferred. Funded positions are only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Visit our website for more information –