About the Programs


Alexa T. McCray

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. 


 - Alexa T. McCray, PhD

Director, Informatics Training Program                                       
Professor of Medicine


Alexa T. McCray is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is the former Director of the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, a research division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health.