Case Western Reserve University

About Us:

The Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Center for Education and Training in Health Informatics (CETHI), in conjunction with the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, offers graduate programs (MS, PhD) in Biomedical and Health Informatics as well as a graduate certificate in Health Informatics, and ACGME accredited clinical informatics fellowship program and clinical informatics electives for medical student, residents, and fellows. These programs offer pragmatic, interdisciplinary areas of study immediately relevant in contemporary health systems or research enterprises. Our programs encompass both biomedical research and clinical informatics with applications to health care delivery, precision medicine, population health, accountable care organizations, and reproducible science.

Our programs provide grounding across multiple disciplines and will be of interest if you seek a career in which you:

  • Analyze patient diagnoses, treatments and outcomes, based on electronic health records, to inform clinical practice
  • Design or manage studies to inform quality and safety process improvements
  • Collaborate in analysis of large genetic and various “omics” studies, integrated with clinical or population data, to advance the understanding of diseases
  • Design and manage studies that draw from clinical, cohort or population data to assess and develop devices, therapeutics or other interventions

Admission Requirements:
Prospective students interested in admissions to one of our graduate programs must apply through the School of Graduate Studies. All applicants are required to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and to meet all School of Graduate Studies admission requirements (details can be found here).  Full-time students can complete the MS program in 18-24 months, the PhD program in 48 – 60 months, and the certificate program in 12 months.  Clinical Informatics elective rotations for medical students, residents, and fellows by typically 4 weeks in length and can be coordinated by contacting Dr. David Kaelber at

Contact Information
MS in Biomedical and Health Informatics: Mendel Singer, MPH, PhD
PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics: Satya Sahoo, PhD
Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics: David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, FAMIA, FACMI
ACGME Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program: David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, FAMIA, FACMI
Medical Student, Resident, and Fellow Clinical Informatics elective rotations: David Kaelber, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, FAMIA, FACMI