Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Jihad S. Obeid, M.D.
(843) 792-0272 phone
Dr. Jihad Obeid 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 Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; and at the College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Research at MUSC.
As co-director of the Biomedical Informatics Center, he oversees several academic and operational informatics initiatives and educational activities. He has been a co-investigator on several NIH funded projects including the Research Permissions Management System (RPMS), a P60 grant for a Rheumatic Diseases registry and a COBRE in Lipidomics and Pathobiology research portal. He is the Principal Investigator on two IRB protocols for the use of clinical data warehouse systems for research in South Carolina. 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.
|Clinical and/or Research Expertise|
Translational research informatics; Clinical data management; Clinical data warehousing; Biomedical Ontologies; Text mining for research