The Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics (BCBI) was founded in July 2015 to lead the development and application of informatics approaches in biomedicine and health care. The three-fold mission of BCBI is to: (1) Innovate how electronic biomedical and health data are used, (2) Implement solutions for improving biomedical research and healthcare delivery, and (3) Inspire the next generation of biomedical researchers and clinicians in partnership with collaborators in existing areas of excellence at Brown, its hospital affiliates, and statewide healthcare organizations.

BCBI is a component of Brown University's Advance-CTR, a statewide partnership based at Brown University that provides research funding, support, and resources to clinical and translational researchers in Rhode Island.

BCBI is located in the historic Jewelry District of Providence, Rhode Island on the Second Floor of 233 Richmond Street, which is adjacent to the Alpert Medical School.