Dr. Jihad Obeid is the Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Center (BMIC) and SmartState Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is a pediatrician who was formally trained in Medical Informatics at the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a joint Harvard-MIT fellowship program.
As associate director of BMIC, he oversees several academic and operational informatics initiatives. He leads the effort on multiple Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Informatics projects such as, the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Research Data Warehouse (RDW), i2b2, REDCap, Profiles research networking system, and many others. Since his arrival at MUSC he has served as principal investigator, co-investigator and informatics leader on several federally funded projects. He is also the Principal Investigator on the IRB protocol for the use of the EHR data for research. At the national level, he led several working groups related to translational research informatics. Dr. Obeid is the founder and director of two courses in Biomedical Informatics (MCR-746: Informatics and Data Management for Clinical Research and BDSI-712: Translational Informatics), and the co-founder of the AI Hub at MUSC.
His research interests include: artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, specifically, deep learning with EHR data for e-phenotyping and prediction of outcomes; natural language processing (NLP); electronic consents; secondary use of EHR data/data warehousing for research; analysis of research networks; and biomedical ontologies.