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The UIC PHI programs are ideal for public health professionals interested in applying information technology to the study of population health. Our students hail from more than twenty-five US states, Canada, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and include:

  • State and local public health agency personnel
  • International and federal health officers
  • Staff of managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, and insurance companies
  • Physicians and other healthcare providers
  • Veterans and military personnel

Hear from alumni

Making Pregnancy Safe, WHO

“The PHI courses were well planned and provided me with in-depth knowledge about how information systems work in hospitals and public health agencies. I learnt the importance of technology in healthcare management, underlying dynamics of HIS, and the tools required to specify the requirements for the development or adaptation of public health related information systems. Above all, I am now very familiar with data definitions and standards and can discuss these issues knowledgeably with pure data specialists.”

Sunanda Gupta, MD, MPH, PHI Certificate
National Consultant, Making Pregnancy Safe, WHO India Office, New Delhi

Professor James Aspevig

“UIC’s program is one of the first, and best, efforts to place the study of informatics into a public health context. I consistently use the concepts learned throughout the MPH
coursework in teaching my own students and public health professionals in my state. UIC’s affordable distance learning program allows practicing public health professionals to improve their knowledge of informatics while still serving their communities.”

James Aspevig, MS, MPH PHI
Assistant Professor of Health Care Informatics, University of Montana at Butte