Digital Health Initiative

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MS/PhD Student Research in the Digital Health Initiative

How to Apply

The Rice Digital Health Initiative is comprised of cross-disciplinary labs run by faculty with a broad range of research interests including AI, imaging, robotics, sensors, signal processing, and equity. Our multi-faceted approach to researching health means that our faculty draws students from multiple areas within the George R. Brown School of Engineering to contribute to new and ongoing projects.

Title: Step 1: Review DHI labs and identify faculty investigators

A review of research areas at the DH or the identification of research groups associated with the DH can help students find the right fit for their interests and aid applicants to locate the proper program for their graduate work. Students interested in the Rice Digital Health Initiative are always welcome to submit their CV and letter of interest to our P.I.s directly with that same information.

Step 2: Choose a graduate program

Rice DHI is not a department. Rather, we are a cross-disciplinary center comprised of different departments within the university. While most faculty members bring on students from different areas within the George R. Brown School of Engineering, they primarily recruit from their home department or from cross-departmental graduate programs (e.g. applied physics). To identify which graduate program to apply, we recommend using the matrix below to select a program that includes the group of faculty you are most interested in working with

Step 3: Apply

After determining the graduate program that best matches your interests, follow the links below to apply. In the application, please be sure to mention your desire to train in digital health and the specific faculty/lab that aligns with your interests.

TMC Researchers

A number of inter-institutional graduate level courses are available through agreements with numerous TMC programs. Please see the Rice University Office of the Registrar to see if your institution qualifies and what rules and guidelines need to be observed. Direct research with DHI labs can be arranged by contacting each lab directly.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate researchers are always welcome to contact our labs to inquire about rotations at the Rice DHI. Often project-based, DHI faculty often have need of support with specific tasks or experiments. Students interested should, again, take time to look at the research areas of each P.I. and their various research groups before emailing a cover letter and CV to make sure your goals and skills align with that of the lab.