Defining Biomedical Informatics: Public Health Informatics



I'm Rafiq Youssef a full-time third year graduate student working on a dual PhD mph degree at the schools of biomedical informatics and School of Public Health I'm actually working on public health informatics and epidemiology at both schools I have a background in medicine with training in orthopedics and trauma surgery I have worked for the past nine years in orthopedics and trauma of had experience working in Nigeria and the United Kingdom public health informatics like informatics in general is still an emerging field but I believe that public health informatics as made decent achievements especially in the area of public health information systems especially the active national surveillance system used for identifying and reporting public health concerns for the future I see public health informatics consolidating on past achievement and making major impacts especially in the areas of emergency response and disaster relief management management of chronic non-communicable diseases management of neglected tropical diseases and mental health as a clinician I felt that for every patient that I saw there were probably 100 out there that for various reasons could not get into the hospital first I felt compelled to reach this larger on the sad and disadvantaged population as a result it was the right thing to do for me because studying disciplines that focused on the health and well-being of populations using the most modern means of information and communication technology was so obvious and the right thing to do

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  1. khalid abdulqadir said:

    o am a bachelor's degree of public health, i am interested in masters of health informatics, can you help with group of students who i can contact and keep company with ? thank you.

    May 23, 2019
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  2. Kennedy Uzodinma said:

    I'm a foreign trained medical doctor who is looking to get a masters degree in health Inforatics. I wish to know if I'm mandated to write GRE.

    May 23, 2019
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  3. yinkadmx said:

    Very inspiring.

    May 23, 2019
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