Dr. Jihad Obeid is the Director of Academic Informatics, Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program at the South Carolina Translational Research Institute (SCTR); Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC); and Associate Professor at the College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Research at MUSC.
As the Associate Director of the Biomedical Informatics Program, he oversees several academic and operational informatics initiatives and the educational activities. He is a co-investigator on several NIH funded projects including the Research Permissions Management System (RPMS) and Lipidomics Portal and the Principal Investigator on IRB protocols for the use of clinical data warehouse systems for research. He also teaches an Informatics Course on Data Management in the Masters of Science in Clinical Research program.
Dr. Obeid’s is involved in several areas of research in Informatics including: clinical data warehousing; text mining and secondary use of clinical data for research; biomedical ontologies; and social networking analysis for researchers. As such he is working on several state-wide initiatives under Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) including the Clinical Data Warehouse, Palmetto Profiles, and RPMS.
Dr. Obeid is a pediatrician who was formally trained in Medical Informatics at the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, a joint Harvard-MIT fellowship program. He has extensive experience in research informatics most recently at MUSC where he is involved in multiple major Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Informatics initiatives such as i2b2, REDCap, Profiles, and many others.