Prospective Students

What is Biomedical Data Science?

Biomedical Data Science is the interdisciplinary field that focuses on the effective uses of biomedical data for scientific inquiry, problem-solving, and decision-making, driven by efforts to understand biology and improve human health.  Biomedical Data Science involves developing and applying methods for inference, modeling, simulation, experimentation, and translation across the biomedical spectrum from molecules to individuals to populations.

Graduate Programs in Biomedical Data Science

The current explosion of biomedical data presents exciting opportunities to develop and apply computatonal and statistical approaches to advance our understanding of fundamental biological processes and the mechanisms of disease.  Our programs in biomedical data science provide students with a deep understanding of computational and statistical methods and their applications in a broad range of problems in biology, medicine, and public health. Students learn how to develop and deploy tools that can make sense of large-scale biomedical data sets, work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment and be leaders in the team science efforts that invariably accompany such data.

The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics and the University of Wisconsin provide an ideal environment for studying biomedical data science, offering a broad range of relevant classes, collaborations with world class researchers in basic science and medicine, and a plethora of opportunities to contribute to leading edge studies in fields such as bioinformatics, biomedical image analysis, clinical biostatistics, clinical informatics, image analysis, machine learning, population health biostatistics, and statistical genomics.

The department features a collegial and collaborative environment.  The University of Wisconsin is a prolific, world-class research institution situated on the shore of Lake Mendota.  The city of Madison, which is consistently rated as one of the best places to live, offers a wealth of cultural, culinary, sporting, and outdoor activities.