Public Health Informatics, MPH
Master Of Public Health
Public health informatics combines information science and computing techniques to enhance and support public health practice. The IU Online MPH in Public Health Informatics provides a balance of academic theory and practical experiences, ensuring students are prepared for careers in the field of public health.
As a student in this program, you gain a foundation in engineering data and information systems for use within healthcare, government organizations, and non-profit public health organizations to measure and advance population health. This includes applications used across health systems and ministries of health. You study the collection, storage, management, and analysis of data and information to improve health outcomes; and you use an informatics approach to address such public health issues as:
- coordination of care for vulnerable populations.
- engaging populations in healthy behaviors.
- regional and global health surveillance.
- managing very large data sets.
- comparative effectiveness analysis.
- using population health data analytics to influence public health programs and policies.
The IU Online MPH in Public Health Informatics prepares you for such careers as:
- Public health informatics epidemiologist
- Health informatics scientist
- Public health informatics project manager
- Public health informatician
- Public health informatics specialist
- Health informatics consultant
- Health informatics analyst
To earn the MPH in Public Health Informatics, you must complete a total of 45 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:
- Public health core courses (12 credits)
- Public health informatics concentration courses (18 credits)
- Electives (9 credits)
- Public health practical experience (6 credits)