To The Top

The header image is the default header image for the site.

BioHealth Analytics Overview

The University of Missouri’s Data Science and Analytics MS BioHealth Analytics Emphasis equips students with data analytics skill sets to process, mine, and interpret large-scaled genomics and medical records for bio and healthcare industry.


The course will introduce the foundational concepts of genomics and bioinformatics. Genomics is a combination of biological and computational methods that explore the roles of DNA, genes, and proteins on a very large scale. However, understanding how to interpret the results depends (at least) on a basic understanding of biology. The course does not assume a student has a biological background and it will cover the concepts necessary to implement genomics methods.

3 Credit Hours

The course covers the basic concepts surrounding the analysis of health data. Topics include ethics and regulations of protected health data, healthcare data standards, and statistical analysis and dissemination techniques suitable for health care settings. Project work involves accessing and analyzing real (de-identified) health care data. This course focuses on health data analysis that is done in industry, insurance, hospitals and research. Practical, hands-on course with focus on fundamental data science skillsets such as programming in Python and data carpentry.

3 Credit Hours

This course covers advanced topics in health data analysis. Students will learn about research informatics and clinical trials, and advanced statistical methods used in health data analysis. Additionally, students will be exposed to new forms of health data processing such as free text data, image data, and longitudinal data. Students will explore the use of machine learning and AI in health care settings, and applied clinical informatics in the form of decision support. Project work involves accessing and analyzing real (de-identified) health care data.

3 Credit Hours



Graduates of the Master’s of Science in Data Science and Analytics who pursue the BioHealth Analytics emphasis area will achieve the following educational objectives:

  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the data analytics needs in bio industry and healthcare systems in the US and worldwide;
  • Have the ability to practice their analytic skill-sets to applications in agriculture, human medicine, and health information systems in genomics, proteomics, phonemics, and electronic medical records;
  • Be able to present and interpret their data analytic results with actionable plans in the bio and healthcare industry.

BioHealth Analytics Faculty

Chi-Ren Shyu

Professor; Executive Director, DSA; Director MUIDSI, Course Coordinator

22G Heinkel Building
(573) 882-3884

View Profile

Trupti Joshi

Assistant Professor

NW502 Health Science Center
(573) 884-3528

View Profile

Ilker Ersoy

Assistant Teaching Professor

22H Heinkel Building
(573) 882-6077

View Profile

Lori Popejoy

Associate Dean, School of Nursing

421A Mizzou North
(573) 884-9538

View Profile

Tim Green

Professor, Assistant Adjunct

View Profile
20220824 Headshots Idsi 013 Mirielli Compressed Square

Edward Mirielli

Associate Teaching Professor

22E Heinkel Building
(573) 882-5968

View Profile

Sample Course Path for MS Online

Students move through 8-week modules completing core courses and then progressing through emphasis area courses directly applicable to their area of study.


Ready to get started?

Take on Big Data today!