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  1. Karras, Bryant Thomas MD
  2. O'Carroll, Patrick MD, MPH
  3. Oberle, Mark W. MD, MPH
  4. Masuda, David MD
  5. Lober, William B. MD
  6. Robins, Lynne S. PhD
  7. Kim, Sara PhD
  8. Schaad, Doug C. PhD
  9. Scott, Craig S. PhD


Public Health Informatics (PHI) education began at the University of Washington (UW) with a Summer Institute in 1995. The Biomedical and Health Informatics graduate program, which is housed in the School of Medicine, is an interdisciplinary, multi-school program. It demonstrates the UW's cooperative efforts in advancing informatics, encompassing the schools of public health, medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, information and graduate schools in computer science. This article provides an overview of the developmental milestones related to activities in PHI and describes the evaluation strategy and assessment plan for PHI training at the UW (