Systems Medicine & Bioinformatics Research
Systems medicine integrates biological, chemical, medical, behavioral and environmental data in multiple scales using the power of advanced computing, electronics, informatics, imaging and mathematics. This helps to better understand disease mechanisms and devise cost-effective strategies for disease prevention, management, diagnosis and treatment. Through Systems Medicine and Bioengineering research, our mission is to both engineer faster, less expensive and better solutions to disease-related problems and to train clinicians and researchers to use cutting-edge systems by bringing engineering and systems biology methods to the clinic. This approach can also provide greater precision in diagnosis and therapy, earlier intervention, risk-based prevention, enhanced quality and coordination of care, cheaper and faster therapeutics and make the patient-clinician communication more effective. Our work has already produced clinical trials for a new medical imaging device, several repositioned drugs and an enterprise-level clinical data warehouse with analytic solutions for quality improvement, outcomes research and coordinated care.