About

About

Overview

The Center for Biomedical Informatics at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) was founded in 2007 as the academic home for researchers active in this important scientific and professional field and to bolster the University's research, educational and service capacity in this broad domain. 

Biomedical Informatics is the integrative discipline that arises from the synergistic application of computational, informational, cognitive, organizational and other sciences whose primary focus is the acquisition, storage and use of information in the health/biomedical domain. 
(William Hersh, Oregon Health and Science University)

The Center for Biomedical Informatics realizes this vision through its active research programs; its educational offerings; and its service to CDU, institutions providing health care in the local community and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute established by UCLA and partner institutions.  With a focus on clinical informatics, the Center has significant expertise in telehealth, machine learning, computerized clinical decision support, implementation and evaluation of health information technologies using sociotechnical analysis, electronic health record systems, registries and health information technology standards.

Inspired by CDU's commitment to health equity for medically underserved communities through its mission as well as the University's vision of "excellent health and wellness for all in a world without health disparities," researchers at the Center have a unique focus on informatics solutions to problems that affect medically under-resourced communities in the US and beyond.

Contact Us

Center for Biomedical Informatics
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 E 120th Street
2nd Floor, LSRNE Building
Los Angeles, California 90059
USA
Phone: +1 323-249-5730
Fax: +1 323-249-5726