Ph.D. In PHI Collaborative Partners
Creating Unique Research Opportunities
The Personal Health Informatics Doctoral Program incorporates an experiential learning component with curricular components that immerse students in Boston’s top medical and healthcare institutions. The goal is to provide insightful experiences observing patient-centered problems and identifying and solving problems from the patient’s perspective. Students will work individually and in teams, often studying at-risk populations of urban residents. This immersion will inform research and provide foundational experiences for students in careers where they will be expected to work on problems with transdisciplinary teams. They will be expected to approach problem solving using both technology and a thorough understanding of the health and behavioral theories that support the work.
We are partnering with internationally-recognized programs at some of the local research centers and faculty will work with students to identify additional partners based on the student’s research interests.
Research Funding and Collaborations
Personal Health Informatics researchers are presently or have been funded by the following organizations:
- The National Institutes of Health (NCI, NHLBI, NINR, NLM, NIA, Genes and Environment Initiative)
- The National Science Foundation
- Industry (Intel, Google, and others)
- Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Simons Foundation
- Craig H. Nielsen Foundation
- Hood Foundation
- Boston University SPH seed grant
- Northeastern University seed grants
Personal Health Informatics researchers have ongoing collaborations with a variety of research organizations and universities. See the the research project list for more information. Examples include the Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Duke Medical School, Georgia Tech, Groden Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center (Houston), Stanford Medical School, Tufts Medical School, University of Southern California Medical School, and many more.