As a joint doctoral degree between Khoury College and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the Personal Health Informatics PhD program takes a truly transdisciplinary approach that combines computer science, design, and health. It offers a strong curriculum in human-computer interface technology and experimental design in health sciences, while focusing on:

  • Patient-facing interactions within different health settings and experiences, such as a hospital, clinic, home, workplace, or community.
  • Individual and team-based experiential learning, which enables evaluation of technologies in field settings and exposes students to a range of health professionals.
  • The health science perspective, not the “medical” or physician-oriented perspective.
  • Explorations of wellness, healthcare, and recovery.
  • Development and rigorous evaluation of technologies in real-world settings.