PhD Population Health Informatics Program

PhD Population Health Informatics Program

Joint collaborative initiative of Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society and DIT University

Population Health Informatics addresses the growing opportunity to use technology to implement evidence-based solutions for the improvement of population health outcomes Directed under the vision of National and International experts, the program offers the opportunity to participate in innovative technology enabled interventions and innovations to enable data driven, evidence based policy making using data, information and knowledge (DIK) framework.  The program offers unique opportunity to students seeking excellence and commitment towards enhancing population health outcomes through use of multifaceted technology enabled interventions to enhance well-being of individuals, families and the communities they live in.

Research areas

  • Mobile health
  • Consumer informatics
  • Telehealth
  • Computer interventions for disease prevention and self-management
  • Human Centered Design
  • Patient Education
  • Nutrition informatics

By Ashish Joshi (Author), Lorna Thorpe (Author), Levi Waldron (Author), October 2017

Population Health Informatics uses a practical, step-by-step approach to implement evidence-based, data- driven population informatics solutions.

The program is based on three core principles including:

  • Combining theory into applied practice to solve real public health challenges of the 21st century
  • Translating research findings into practice using sustainable technological interventions and innovations
  • Using data, information and knowledge framework to drive evidence-based policymaking

Individuals wishing to prepare themselves for careers in population health informatics should apply for admission to the doctoral program.  The program integrates knowledge and skills across population health, information and communication technology.

Applicants with Masters Degrees from disciplines including (to name a few) Medicine, Public health, Allied health, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, Health administration, Hospital Management, Social work, Pharmacy, Management, Journalism, Law.

Minimum 50% marks in the highest degree.

Supporting documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Certification of terminal degree
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Submit a portfolio of published research, or samples of website of system development (if any).

Apply Online

Fill up the form and submit your application.

Review and Acceptance

Receive decision letter about acceptance/rejection to the program.

Fee Payment

Pay program fee either online or through Demand Draft/Cheque.

Account Creation & Access

You will receive instructions about your username and password to log into the FHTS Learning Management System.

Instruction and Training

All instructions on how to use the system will be provided.

T-10 & Launch

Welcome to FHTS and begin your classes.

Program Duration Full time: 3 years, Part time: 5 years

Core courses

  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Population Health and demography
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Behavior change communication
  • Statistical analysis of healthcare data
  • Mixed methods research

Concentration courses

  • Introduction to Population Health Informatics
  • Introduction to Consumer Health Informatics
  • Applications of Population Health Informatics
  • Seminar in Population Health Informatics


  • Dissertation Project in Population Health Informatics