Biomedical Informatics Resource (BMIR)

The Biomedical Informatics Resource (BMIR) provides informatics services to investigators and conducts original informatics research in the basic and applied translational domains.


BMIR provides support through:


Research at BMIR focuses on re-engineering clinical and translational research. Information technology and informatics methods are employed as interventions to improve communication and workflow, and to study changes in practice as innovations are implemented throughout the research community. Research strives to benefit all members of the clinical research community: researchers, coordinators, research participants, patients, providers, statisticians, technicians, administrators, sponsors, monitors, and regulators. We describe patterns of communication and information exchange among these stakeholders, develop information systems that support interdisciplinary collaboration, analyze workflow patterns, and design and implement interventions to improve best practices. We develop general methods for improving research across the biomedical research spectrum; for example, by providing clinical investigators access to basic science data (e.g., sequence or microarray analyses) and providing health practitioners access to clinical science data (e.g., scientific evidence relevant to their patients).


  • Chunhua Weng, PhD

    Co-Director; Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

  • Soumitra Sengupta, PhD

    Co-Director; Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at CUIMC

    Soumitra Sengupta
  • Karthik Natarajan, PhD

    Co-Director; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at CUIMC

  • Aristidis Floratos, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics in Systems Biology at CUIMC; Executive Research Director, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Linda Busacca

    Program Manager

Technical Staff

  • Jianhua Li, MD

    Senior Programmer Analyst

  • Feng Liu

    Senior Programmer Analyst

  • Amritha Menon

    Programmer Analyst

  • Siddiq Mohamed

    Programmer Analyst

  • Yat So

    Programmer Analyst

  • Sylvia Trembowelski

    Senior Programmer

  • Alex Zolotnikov

    User Services Consultant