Public health informatics is the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.*
The Informatics Branch is involved in the following initiatives:
* Patrick W. O'Carroll, William A. Yasnoff, M. Elizabeth Ward, Laura H. Ripp, Ernest L. Martin. (2010). Public Health Informatics and Information Systems, Health Informatics Series, Springer-Verlag, New York.