education health outcomes and biomedical informatics

At HOBI, we provide training to research-oriented professionals and scientists to answer these crucial questions: What works? For which patients or populations? Under which circumstances?

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Continue your education at a top public university

Ranked in the top U.S. public universities, UF is a leading research institution with more than 200 outstanding opportunities for graduate education. With more than 20,000 graduate students, 6,000 faculty and $1 billion in research funding, UF is a powerhouse of higher education in discovery, enterprise and innovation.

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5 U.S. News & World Report ranked UF no. 5 among public universities for 2022.

1.25 B UF faculty earned a record $1.25 billion in research funding for the fiscal year 2023.​

6,000 UF has more than 6,000 faculty members, the vast majority of whom have distinguished teaching and research records.

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Our graduate programs are distinctive

In an effort to train the next generation of researchers and health care professionals, the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics draws from the multi-disciplinary strengths of its faculty, which includes health services researchers, epidemiologists, prevention scientists, economists, medical anthropologists, biostatisticians, psychologists and medical sociologists to teach students how to develop and evaluate health interventions, treatments, prevention practices and policies and determine what works on a large-scale level and why.

Each student conducts mentored research in order to apply these skills in a hands-on setting.


Postdoctoral Programs

Advanced training in academic research

We’re mentoring and training the next generation of leaders in health outcomes, implementation science and biomedical informatics research. As a postdoctoral associate at HOBI, you’ll work closely with experienced faculty to enhance your research, presentation and publication skills.

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Our students

Our Students

HOBI graduate students come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds, including psychology, biostatistics and computer science, and bring with them a range of research experience levels. They are active in student organizations and activities on campus.

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GRADUATE spotlight

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Alexandra Lee, Ph.D.

Alexandra Lee recently earned a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in health outcomes and implementation science. Following a postdoc at Penn State University, Dr. Lee started a new position with WW as Manager of Clinical Research.

Alexandra Lee presents a poster at a research event.