The Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida offers innovative academic programs in health management that prepare students for the challenges of a highly turbulent and competitive health care industry.

Explore our website to learn more about our distinguished faculty and the curriculum and opportunities that make up these exciting academic programs.

UCF Downtown

Beginning August 26, 2019, the Department of Health Management and Informatics will hold undergraduate, graduate, minor and certificate programs in health informatics and health administration at the new downtown campus. UCF Downtown provides innovative education for high-demand fields that integrate with industry and place thousands of students within walking distance of jobs and internships. The campus is a 5-minute walk from SunRail, just two SunRail stops away from the city’s largest hospital systems and in close proximity to many other jobs and internships.

Recent Faculty Publications

Andraka-Christou, B., Alex, B., & Madeira, J. L. (2019). College student preferences for substance use disorder educational videos: A qualitative study. Substance Use & Misuse. DOI

Mazurenko, O., Andraka-Christou, B., Bair, M., & Harle, C.A. (2018). Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for non-surgical inpatients: Clinical and managerial perspectives. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety [Forthcoming].

Cortelyou-Ward, K., Schulte, M., & Pettit, L. (2018). Assessing the value of digital health: Leveraging the HIMSS Value STEPS ™ Framework. Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Barry, J., Srinivasagopalan, S., Thankachan, S. V., & Gurupur, V. (2018). Diagnosing Schizophrenia: A Deep Learning Approach (p. 549). Washington, DC: BCB '18 Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics. DOI

In the News

Health Administration Internship Offers Access to Executive-Level Leadership

Health Administration Internship Offers Access to Executive-Level Leadership

“I love the reach of this work, especially when you get to the higher-level projects. Not only do you make a difference within your hospital, you make a difference in ...

Software Systems Support Financially-Strained Rural Clinics, Gain Copyrights

Software Systems Support Financially-Strained Rural Clinics, Gain Copyrights

Small clinics across the country are closing, especially in rural areas, leaving residents without healthcare nearby. Varadraj Gurupur, who is an associate professor of health management and informatics, says the ...

HMI Student Group Delivers Buckets of Halloween Candy to Children at Shelter, Wins Impact Award

HMI Student Group Delivers Buckets of Halloween Candy to Children at Shelter, Wins Impact Award

SHIMA leadership accepts the ‘Best Event for a Small Group’ at this year’s SGA Impact Awards. SHIMA leadership (left to right): Renann Kassis, President; Jolene Kitt, Vice President; Destiny Maday, ...

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