A Message from the Program Director

As adoption and long-term engagement of health information becomes increasingly important to the delivery of healthcare, so does the expertise required to manage the numerous challenges facing healthcare providers, patients, payers, pharma, and technology vendors. To meet this growing demand, Stony Brook's School of Health Professions offers the Master of Applied Health Informatics (AHI) program. The AHI program prepares students for a career in this exciting, dynamic, and quickly changing field of health informatics.

We strongly believe that meaningful adoption and utilization of health information promotes transparency and the impactfulness of healthcare, while decreasing complexity and exclusiveness (access to care).  

To promote this belief, our professors have a mix of traditional and non-traditional backgrounds, and come with a wealth of experience (i.e. executives, project managers, analysts, national experts) from academic medical centers, health care consulting and technology vendors, as well as some of the largest electronic medical record organizations. The diversity of the AHI program staff and student body enables us to lead changes in our industry, and ultimately impact the health and wellness of all individuals in the United States and abroad. 

Students receive hands-on experience working alongside health IT professionals in practicums, class activities, volunteer activities, and consulting engagements with external companies.  Our graduates are employed at regional hospitals, health IT vendors, and Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) programs as data analysts, project managers and coordinators, application specialists, etc.

If you would like more information about the program, I would enjoy having a conversation with you so please reach out to me at my email address found below. 


Hants Williams, Ph.D., R.N.
Program Director