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Under the direction of the president of the UW, the Department of Health Services has restricted operations. Our application deadline is March 31. We will continue to review applications on a rolling basis until July 15. If you have questions, including about your application, please reach out to us at

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors are here to help prospective students learn about the MHIHIM program at the University of Washington. They have a wide variety of experience and interest! If you are interested in connecting with a student ambassador, please email our professional development specialist, Emily Batlan, at

Barb Tisi

Student Ambassador — 1st year UW MHIHIM student

Barbara TisiI was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to Coon Rapids, Minnesota where I spent most of my childhood. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks where I majored in medical laboratory science. I started my professional career in transfusion medicine at Mayo Clinic before moving to Washington. It was while working at the University of Washington Medical Center that I discovered I wanted to make a career change. I had substantial experience in the clinical side of medicine, but I was curious about getting into management and leadership. I realized I would have to further my education to achieve this goal and found that the University of Washington’s Master of Health Informatics & Health Information Management program aligned with my interests. I’m now a first-year student in the program; what I like most about it is the amount of support we get from faculty and staff. Class sizes are small and I feel like my voice is heard. I’m interested in learning as much as I can and applying my skills to transforming the health care industry, especially as it pertains to the integration of technology in health care.