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Informatics: New frontiers in public health

Informatics is a scientific field that, simply put, uses information technology to convert data to knowledge so people can make sense of it. It’s a big, multidisciplinary field that is data focused and computationally intensive. And it’s a field that will be changing the face of public health.

“Informatics allows us to process gigantic amounts of information to get insights in ways we never thought we could,” says School of Public Health Dean John Finnegan. “The potential of informatics for public health is amazing to me.”

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