Jihad Obeid, MD

Chief Medical Information Officer
Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics Program, SCTR

Health Sciences South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina

Jihad is the Co-Director of the Biomedical Informatics Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; and at the MUSC College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Research. A pediatrician, Jihad was formally trained in medical informatics at the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a joint Harvard-MIT fellowship program. As Co-Director of the MUSC Biomedical Informatics Center, 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 Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), i2b2, REDCap, Profiles research networking system, and others.

While at MUSC, he has been a co-investigator and informatics leader on several NIH-funded projects and is the principal investigator on IRB protocols for the use with the CDW systems for research at MUSC and statewide at HSSC. At the national level, he was an elected member the National CTSA Informatics Operations Committee (2012-2013); he co-chaired the REDCap Library Oversight Committee for reviewing shared data collection instruments within the international consortium and currently co-leads the Electronic Consent Affinity Group. Jihad also teaches an Informatics course on data management in MUSC’s Master of Science in Clinical Research program. His research interests include: clinical data warehousing, secondary use of clinical data for research, text mining, machine learning, analysis of researcher networks, and biomedical ontologies.

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