Joel H. Saltz, MD, PhD, Cherith Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Vice President for Clinical Informatics, Stony Brook Medicine; Associate Director, Stony Brook University Cancer Center.
The Department of Biomedical Informatics (BMI) is the home of biomedical informatics research and education at Stony Brook University. BMI has been established with a commitment of substantial resources funded through the Simons Gift and Simons Foundation endowments coupled with SUNY 2020 grants. The department is a key element of Stony Brook’s strategic plan in delivering innovative informatics concepts and implementations to enhance scientific investigations and healthcare delivery as well as to train next generation of biomedical informatics researchers. Faculty, students, and research staff in BMI carry out cutting edge research in a wide range of informatics areas, including Clinical Informatics, Translational Informatics, Imaging Informatics, Pathology Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Science. Stony Brook Medicine functions as a living laboratory to drive the development of novel Biomedical Informatics concepts, methods, and tools. Research in BMI is carried out through synergistic activities with biomedical researchers and healthcare teams at Stony Brook and elsewhere. The education mission of the department is to train and prepare students and postdoctoral researchers to become leaders in the field of biomedical informatics and shape the informatics research and applications to advance biomedical research and healthcare delivery. The department promotes inter-disciplinary projects and collaborations between BMI faculty and faculty members in other Stony Brook departments and units.