Learn about our department's vision, mission and guiding principles.

Biomedical Informatics, Biostatistics and Medical Epidemiology (BBME) Department Vision

To be a national leader in biomedical and health informatics education, research and service.

BBME Department Mission

To engage in research, education, and service activities for the health care community that support development, translation, and dissemination of health care strategies which improve health system function, medical decision making and population health outcomes.

Guiding Principles and Values

Value - Create value through knowledge about biomedical informatics, biostatistics and medical epidemiology, using evidence-based decision making to achieve the highest level of population-based health. Achieve broad cultural competence in order to work effectively in collaborative and diverse work and community environments.

Knowledge - Develop learning partnerships among the faculty, students, staff, medical professionals, and colleagues for creating, disseminating, and applying knowledge to achieve high levels of performance for medical and health care provision.

Leadership - Foster a learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students envision the future and develop strategies for change.

Technology - Use advanced information technology to improve organizational performance and individual and population health outcomes.

Quality - Create an environment for excellence in quality, and for quality improvement in all educational, research, and service processes.

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