Population Health Informatics (PHI) Certificate
The Population Health Informatics Certificate focuses on the application of technology in designing and deploying interventions to address public health challenges in the 21st century.
The PHI program aims to teach students how to:
- Differentiate data, information, and knowledge
- Examine public health data standards
- Design and evaluate technology enabled population health interventions
- Utilize mobile health tools and technologies
- Implement consumer health information portals
- Innovate health technology solutions
- Apply informatics in global settings
Students will gain skills and expertise in the following areas:
- Health data standards
- Big data
- Cloud computing
- Usability and evaluation of health technologies
- Human centered design of health information systems
- Data visualization
- Health technology assessments
- Global health technology innovations
The PHI certificate consists of 4 modules.
Module 1 – Introduction to Population Health Informatics
- Identify and list the concepts of informatics and its domains.
- Explain and apply the data, information, and knowledge models.
- Distinguish the various components of computers and their application in population health.
- Explain the role of data standards in population health
Module 2 – Introduction to Consumer Health Informatics
- Identify and demonstrate the potential use of the internet in public health.
- Define various e-health approaches and tailored health information techniques to modify health behaviors and outcomes.
- Discuss and design M-Health technologies to enhance disease prevention and management.
- Design and evaluate consumer health technologies.
Module 3 – Applications of Population Health Informatics
- Distinguish between the various electronic means of public health data collection and management.
- Explain the similarities and differences in Tele-health, Electronic Health Record, Personal Health Record, and Hospital Management Information System.
- Illustrate and apply tool kits to design and develop population health information systems in various settings.
- Comprehend the various ethical issues relevant to the use of information and communication technologies in population health.
- Identify current gaps and opportunities in the area of population health informatics.
Module 4 – Seminar in Population Health Informatics
- Explain and apply principles of population health informatics to the final project proposed.
- Analyze the case studies discussed during the guest lectures.
- Demonstrate skills in developing a population health informatics project.
Research Internships with the NYC Department of Health
The PHI certificate program collaborates with the New York City Department of Health to offer hands-on training and internships in key informatics areas, including:
- Data visualization
- Master data management
- Open data
- Data management and promoting quality and completeness
- Data matching
- Tool catalogue
- Update compliance reports
- Syndromic and disease surveillance data
28 weeks total – 8 weeks per module, and a 4 week research seminar
The program can be completed in 7-12 months.
Mode of delivery
Synchronous online learning
Interactive virtual discussions and recorded lectures
Total cost: $2,500
Flexible payment plan
Please contact the Bursar with payment questions or to make a payment.
Webcam and microphone (optional)
Graduates, undergraduates, and professionals from all disciplines such as medicine, public health, allied health sciences, information systems, computer science, engineering, management, and hospital administration to name a few.
PHI Certificate Admissions Requirements
- SOPHAS Express online application
- Application fee: $50
- Official transcripts of all insitutions attended
- Personal statement/statement of purpose (500 words) describing why you are interested in the PHI certificate program
- Two letters of recommendation
Admissions are accepted on a rolling basis until the course begins on September 1, 2019.