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Public Health Informatics Certificate Program

Sponsored By: Department of Health Policy and Management

Onsite or Online | Part-Time | 1-3 years

About the Public Health Informatics Certificate Program

The goal of the Public Health Informatics (PHI) Certificate Program is to offer grounding in methods and concepts of health informatics and health information technology for application to public health and population health. It is designed for current and future public health professionals who wish to develop PHI expertise or specialization to work in policy or management.

Educational Objectives

After completion of the certificate program, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate strategic direction for public health informatics within an organization;
  2. Match data standards to their proper use;
  3. Identify knowledge, information, and data needs of project or program users and stakeholders;
  4. Describe information system development, procurement, and implementation that meets public health program needs;
  5. Evaluate information systems and applications;
  6. Recognize use of informatics to integrate clinical health, environmental risk, and population health; and
  7. Implement solutions that assure confidentiality, security, and integrity while maximizing availability of information for public health.

Curriculum for the Public Health Informatics Certificate Program

Please visit our Academic Catalogue to see the full certificate curriculum requirements. Please also review the certificate completion requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Degree Students

Admissions Instructions for JHU Degree Students

Students already enrolled in graduate degree programs at JHU are not required to complete the School's electronic admissions application, but must submit the declaration of intent form prior to starting coursework.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Non-Degree Students

Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a strong academic record are eligible for admission to this certificate program.

Eligible Start Terms:

1st and 3rd

Admissions Instructions for Individuals Not Enrolled in a Degree Program at JHU

Non-degree applicants are required to apply to certificate programs using SOPHAS Express

Prerequisites or special requirements


Application for Non-Degree Students


Information regarding the cost of tuition and fees can be found on the Bloomberg School's Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Financial Aid Eligibility: U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents enrolled in this certificate program may be eligible to apply for Title IV financial aid. Please contact the JHU Office of Student Enrollment and Account Management (SEAM) for more information.

Contact Us

Questions about the program? We're happy to help.

Sponsoring Department
Health Policy and Management

Certificate Program Contact
Pamela Davis
(410) 614-1580

Faculty Sponsor/Director
Jonathan Weiner, DrPH