Offered on campus
Informatics for Public Health Professionals - (Certificate)
Set the public health standard
Be prepared for what’s coming next by earning a public health professionals graduate certificate from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI. Elevate your information management expertise and update your skill set to better protect and promote public health, setting the standard for what’s expected of professionals in this critical field.
Be prepared to meet evolving heath needs
The Public Health Leader training program prepares public health professionals to develop, procure, and implement information systems that meet the needs of public health programs. This includes:
- Supporting the development of strategic direction for public health informatics within the enterprise
- Using informatics standards
- Managing and monitoring IT operations
- Evaluating information systems and their applications
- Contributing to the development of interoperable public health information systems
- Implementing solutions that ensure the confidentiality, security, and integrity of captured data while maximizing the availability of information for public health
Designed with CDC competencies in mind
We designed this program to meet the core competencies for public health informaticians as described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based upon that guidance, we expect students entering this program to have a graduate or doctoral-level preparation in public health, including demonstrated course work in epidemiology and data analysis.
We can waive the requirement for master’s or doctorate-level preparation for those who show significant public health experience through years of service and a leadership role at a public health agency.
As part of earning this certificate, you’ll complete a mentored project in health informatics with a focus on a public health research or community project.