May 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biomedical Informatics

77 Goodell Street, 5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203


Alexander D. Diehl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Informatics Overview

The Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) program is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with training in the biological sciences, mathematics, and computing needed to elucidate the molecular entities that govern biological organization at all levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Students have the option to specialize in one of the three program sub-areas; Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Engineering, or Biomedical Informatics. An undergraduate concentration in Biomedical Informatics (BMI) will blend training in the biological and health sciences with the computational and data sciences to foster the development of technical skills. These skills will teach you to manage biomedical data and information with the potential to impact the future of healthcare at the patient level and the system level. Informatics is revolutionizing the health care industry and students will have the opportunity to work with electronic health records and big data to understand the complexities of health care in the twenty-first century.

Academic Advising

Students in their first two years will work with the Jacobs School Undergraduate Education office to create an academic plan, discuss course selection and workload management. Advisor assignments are determined by student last name. Students enrolled in upper-division coursework for the program will work with Dr. Diehl.

The purpose of advisement is to provide students with guidance in course sequencing and selection. Advisement is required in your first year at the University to develop an appropriate academic plan to facilitate timely graduation.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Jacobs School OF Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Undergraduate Education
40 Biomedical Education Building, South Campus
Phone: 716-829-3005