About Us

Video publish date: 2018

Vanderbilt's Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) is an internationally recognized leaders in biomedical informatics, with strong relationships to academic departments in the university and the clinical operations of a large 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), and natural language processing, privacy and security. 

The mission of the Vanderbilt DBMI has complementary themes that include education, research, service, and a commitment to our colleagues in our own institution and around the world.

Educational Mission

To educate undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics;

Research and Service Missions

To develop and evaluate innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, biomedical research, life-long learning, and administration and as a result, to contribute to the professional body of knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics;

Professional and Ethical

To maintain cooperation and collegiality with all those who learn and work with us locally, nationally, and internationally; and, to develop and disseminate ethical and professional standards for the conduct of biomedical informatics research and for the use and evaluation of health care informatics applications.


Department of Biomedical Informatics 
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1475
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

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