Ethics and Biomedical Informatics

Ethics, Computing and Medicine

From decision support and Big Data to privacy and interoperability, University of Miami Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy faculty have been studying the intersection of information technology and ethics for more than two decades. Moreover, with the establishment of UM's Institute for Data Science and Computing (iDSC), our focus will be shaped by iDSC's Center for Data Ethics and Society, directed by Institute for Bioethics Director Kenneth W. Goodman.

Areas of Research 

  • Health Information Technology
  • Big Data
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Privacy & Data Protection

Special Resource
Initiated with support from the World Health Organization, "AI and Big Data Resources" is a collection of resources from governments, NGOs, professional societies and others.

Featured Links

The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, a leading international bioethics journal, has launched a special section on “Bioethics and Information Technology.”   


The Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy has established relationships and undertaken projects with a variety of organizations.  

Ethics, Medicine, and Information Technology: Intelligent Machines and the Transformation of Health Care, the book is an overview of issues in ethics and health information technology.   

The North American Center for Ethics and Health Information Technology (NACEHIT) is a nonpartisan academic and professional collaboration dedicated to education, research and service.   

Progress in the identification and elaboration of ethical issues in epidemiology and public health has neglected the importance of computer and information processing technology in eliciting and shaping those issues.   
Covid-19: Ethics, Computing, and Resource AllocationA Global Capacity-Building Project, funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Ethics & Governance Unit.