Population Health Informatics Certificate Program website: https://informatics.sph.cuny.edu/

Population Health Informatics: Application of technology in designing and deploying interventions to address public health challenges in the 21st century

Program Highlights

  • 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

Program Features

  • Program Duration
    Total 28 weeks
    (8 weeks each module and 4 weeks research seminar)
    Can be completed in 7-12 months
  • Mode of delivery
    Online, Live/Synchronous
    Interactive Virtual Discussions and Recorded lectures
  • Program Fees
    Total Costs $2,500
    Flexible Payment Plan
    Program fees may be paid by clicking here
  • Minimum Requirements
    Internet, webcam and microphone (optional)
  • Audience
    Graduates/Undergraduates and professionals from all disciplines such as medicine, public health, allied health sciences, information systems, computer science, engineering, management, hospital administration to name a few.

Program Modules and Objectives

  • 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

Population Health Informatics Certificate Admissions Requirements:

  1. SOPHAS Express online application
  2. Application fee: $50
  3. Official transcripts of all institutions attended
  4. Personal statement / statement of purpose (500 words)(Describing why you are interested in the Certificate in Population Health Informatics Program)
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. Resume/CV


Program Administrator

Dr. Ashiashishsh Joshi, MD, MPH, PhD, is an applied researcher and an innovator who develops technology enabled interventions that bring social impact in diverse settings. He is currently the Associate Dean of Student Services, and Associate Professor, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.

Dr. Joshi’s research focuses on designing and developing innovative, accessible and affordable heath technologies such as the Internet, cell phones, and electronic health kiosks to enhance population outcomes. He has published more than 100 papers in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals, presented at several National and International Conferences and has conducted several public health informatics research projects in the US, India, Nigeria and Brazil funded by various Federal and International Agencies. Dr. Joshi can be reached at ashish.joshi@sph.cuny.edu.


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