Health and Medical Informatics

Health and Medical Informatics is concerned with all aspects of understanding and promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care. The emphasis in the informatics program is on health information technology.


Medical Informatics has traditionally supported acute care in hospitals via development and deployment of electronic medical records. Health Informatics is a newer term including information management for chronic care in homes, particularly development and deployment of personal health records.

This Area supports students in areas related to healthcare infrastructure, particularly population management of everyday chronic conditions. It includes national healthcare infrastructure, such as development of portable health records. We will also support students who wish to investigate public health, such as population management of infectious disease epidemiology.


Area LeadsFaculty AffiliatesPhD Students

NameEmailDepartment Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science

NameEmailDepartment Alfred Roca Animal Sciences Sandra Rodriguez-Zas Animal Sciences Charu Kumar Bioengineering Huimin Zhao Chemistry Jeni Chez Veterans Center Leona Yi-Fan Su College of Media Janet Thorlton College of Nursing- UIC Jodi Flaws Comparative Biosciences John Hart Computer Science Julia Hockenmaier Computer Science Hanghang Tong Computer Science Tao Xie Computer Science Chengxiang Zhai Computer Science Donald Bullock Crop Sciences Gustavo Caetano-Anolles Crop Sciences Steven Clough Crop Sciences Stephen Long Crop Sciences Lila Vodkin Crop Sciences Dan Morrow Educational Psychology Gene Robinson Entomology/Institute for Genomic Biology Hannah Holscher Food Science & Human Nutrition Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Food Science & Human Nutrition Margarita Teran-Garcia Food Sciences and Human Nutrition Mei-Po Kwan Geography Thierry Guigma Informatics Keith Jacobs Jr. Informatics Brandi Smith Informatics David Thomas Informatics Charles Roseman Integrative Biology Catherine Blake iSchool Ian Brooks iSchool Jessie Chin iSchool Jing Rui He iSchool Halil Kilicoglu iSchool Eunice Santos iSchool Jodi Schneider iSchool JooYoung iSchool Linda Smith iSchool Dong Wang iSchool Soyoung Choi Kinesiology & Community Health Manuel Hernandez Kinesiology & Community Health Hyojung Kang Kinesiology & Community Health Sean Mullen Kinesiology & Community Health Wendy Rogers Kinesiology & Community Health Chung-Yi Kinesiology and Community Health Shannon Mejía Kinesiology and Community Health Lisa Stubbs MCB Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science Gary Olsen Microbiology Schuyler Korban NRES Rebecca Smith Pathobiology Dolores Albarracin Psychology Ron Weigel VetMed/ Pathobiology

NameEmailArea Thierry Guigma Health and Medical Informatics
Keith Jacobs Jr. Health and Medical Informatics
David Thomas Health and Medical Informatics


Application CoursesFoundation Courses


  • Healthcare Infrastructure
  • Public Health
  • Population Management of infectious disease epidemiology
  • Population Management of chronic infections
  • Management of care in homes