University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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 Stephanie Besser Leona Yi-Fan Su Advertising Alfred Roca Animal Sciences Sandra Rodriguez-Zas Animal Sciences Jenny Amos Bioengineerging Charu Kumar Bioengineering Diwakar Shukla Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Huimin Zhao Chemistry Jeni Hunniecutt Chez Veterans Center 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 Haohua Tu Electrical & Computer Engineering Gene Robinson Entomology/Institute for Genomic Biology Hannah Holscher Food Science & Human Nutrition Zeynep Madak-Erdogan Food Science & Human Nutrition Yi-Cheng Wang Food Science & Human Nutrition Margarita Teran-Garcia Food Sciences and Human Nutrition Mei-Po Kwan Geography Samah Alsegehy Informatics Thierry Guigma Informatics Keith Jacobs Jr. Informatics Biraj Neupane Informatics Brandi Smith Informatics David Thomas Informatics Lingtao Zeng Informatics Charles Roseman Integrative Biology Rachel F. Adler iSchool Catherine Blake iSchool Ian Brooks iSchool Jessie Chin iSchool Jing Rui He iSchool Renee Hendricks iSchool Halil Kilicoglu iSchool Eunice Santos iSchool Jodi Schneider iSchool JooYoung Seo iSchool Linda Smith iSchool Dong Wang iSchool Hoahan 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 Chiu Kinesiology and Community Health Rachel Hoopsick Kinesiology and Community Health Shannon T. Mejía Kinesiology and Community Health Lisa Stubbs MCB Mel Fenner McKinley Health Center Bruce Schatz Medical Info. Science Gary Olsen Microbiology Schuyler Korban NRES Rebecca Smith Pathobiology Catharine Fairbairn Psychology Moses Okumu Social Work Ruoqing Zhu Statistics Ron Weigel VetMed/ Pathobiology

NameEmailArea Samah Alsegehy Health and Medical Informatics
Stephanie Besser Bioinformatics
Data Analytics and Information Visualization
Health and Medical Informatics
Thierry Guigma Health and Medical Informatics
Keith Jacobs Jr. Health and Medical Informatics
Biraj Neupane Health and Medical Informatics
David Thomas Health and Medical Informatics
Lingtao Zeng Data Analytics and Information Visualization
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