About the Programs


Nils Gehlenborg, PhD

Informatics has become a major theme and methodology for biomedical science, health care delivery, and public health. Biomedical informatics involves modeling and understanding the cognitive, information processing and communication tasks of biomedical science, medical practice, education and research. At the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI), we have designed multiple programs for students, post-doctorates, and faculty to actively engage and contribute to this community. 


DBMI offers a Master of Biomedical Informatics program, a Bioinformatics and Integrative Genomics (BIG) Ph.D. program, as well as a summer internship opportunity for undergraduate students.


It is our mission to provide a collaborative environment designed to cultivate accomplished researchers by providing multiple outlets for exposure, including attendance at local and national conferences, exclusive seminars and presentations, and the opportunity to network with Harvard-affiliated faculty, fellow students, and alumni. 


 - Nils Gehlenborg, PhD

Director, Master of Biomedical Informatics Program

Nils Gehlenborg is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (UK) and conducted postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute.