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 in August 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 will provide 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

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Public Affairs, Health Management Professor Added to Fulbright Specialist Roster

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27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

27 UCF Graduate Programs Ranked Among the Top 100 in the Nation

Twenty-seven UCF programs were nationally ranked today in the top 100 of their fields by U.S. News & World Report, and 35 graduate programs total were included in the publication’s 2020 Best Graduate ...

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