Indiana University–Purdue University at Indianapolis

Principal Investigator: Brian E. Dixon, PhD, MPA, FACMI, FHIMSS

Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on applying informatics methods and tools to improve population health in clinical as well as public health organizations. His work leverages clinical and administrative data in electronic health records to measure population health, better understand the determinants of health, examine information flow in the health system, and improve outcomes in individuals and populations. Dr. Dixon teaches informatics courses to future clinical as well as public health leaders, and he regularly mentors junior informatics professionals.

Co-Principal Investigator: Eneida A. Mendonça, MD, PhD, FAAP, FACMI

Dr. Mendonça’s research focuses on developing novel language-driven approaches and automated learning methods to support decision making; exploiting automated semantic and statistical methods to extract biomedical data from patient records; creating new ways to automatically integrate evidence into clinical practice; and improving infrastructure for health care and clinical research.

About Our Center

The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) at IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute have established a collaborative program in public and population health informatics, situated at the Regenstrief Center for Biomedical Informatics. The program seeks to improve public and population health through the development and dissemination of effective informatics methods, systems, tools, and evidence; translation of evidence into real-world solutions for providers, health systems, and public health organizations; and increased knowledge and awareness of public health informatics through education and training. The program builds upon the strength of both organizations to impact population health in Indiana and beyond.

FSPH is a top-ranked graduate school in public health, and Regenstrief is an internationally recognized center of excellence in informatics and health services research. Together, and in partnership with local as well as state and federal public health agencies, the program in public and population health informatics envisions a world where information systems and tools are applied by providers, health systems, and public health organizations to improve the health and well-being of communities.