What we do: The DBEI distinctively brings together expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics, to advance population-health science.
To understand health and disease today, we need new thinking and novel science —the kind we create when scientific disciplines work together. That is why this department has put forward a bold vision in population-health science: a single academic home for biostatistics, epidemiology and informatics. We are one of the nation’s only school-of-medicine departments that span such breadth. And we are the largest basic-science department within the highly rated Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM).
In 2017 — shortly after Informatics officially became part of the Department's name — then-Chair Harold I. Feldman, MD, MSCE, wrote about how our research truly advances the full spectrum of population-health science.