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 5 public university

Currently ranked in the top 5 of U.S. public universities, UF is a leading research institution with more than 200 outstanding opportunities for graduate education. With more than 12,000 graduate students, 3,000 graduate faculty and $928 million 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.

900 M UF faculty earned a record $900.7 million in research funding for the fiscal year 2020.‚Äč

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

hobi graduate programs

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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.



PhD: Medical Sciences, Health Outcomes and Implementation Science

Health Outcomes and Implementation Science


PhD: Medical Sciences, Biomedical Informatics

Biomedical Informatics


Masters: Medical Sciences, Health Outcomes and Implementation Science


Masters: PhD: Medical Sciences, Biomedical Informatics


Graduate Certificate: Implementation Science


Graduate Certificate: Biomedical Informatics

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.

Guanming Chen

GRADUATE spotlight

hobi graduate

Alexandra Lee, Ph.D.

This spring, Alexandra Lee earned her Ph.D. in Medical Sciences with a concentration in health outcomes and implementation science. She is now a postdoctoral scholar in The Motivation Lab of David Conroy, Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.

Alexandra Lee presents a poster at a research event.

Student resources

my idp

My Individual Development Plan

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