Biomedical informatics is inherently an application-driven field, drawing upon expertise from multiple disciplines to address the barriers that hinder the effective use of biomedical data in healthcare. For an introduction to what biomedical informatics is, I recommend a page developed by Bill Hersh of Oregon Health Science University. You can also read about the diverse topics related to this field in the most recent edition of Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Healthcare and Biomedicine edited by Ted Shortliffe and Jim Cimino.
For an introduction to what biomedical imaging informatics is, I highly recommend a book written by Alex Bui and Ricky Taira entitled Medical Imaging Informatics . Perhaps I am a little biased as I co-wrote two chapters in the book, one on medical data visualization and the other on applications of probabilistic disease models . Recently, Ricky Taira, Suzie El-Saden and I co-wrote a chapter envisioning the role of medical imaging informatics in enabling precision medicine .
Below, you will find some of the courses that I am currently teaching or directing at UCLA. You can also find archived materials from previous lectures that I have given.