SC BIDS4Health

Biomedical Informatics and Data Science for Health Equity Research (SC BIDS4Health) Training Program


SC BIDS4Health is a training program that funded by a grant from NIH National Library of Medicine (T15 LM013977).  Building on the curricular ecosystem of the joint MUSC-Clemson Biomedical Data Science and Informatics Ph.D. program ( and in cooperation with South Carolina State University, this program supports a cohort of graduate students and postdocs interested in the application of data science techniques to address health inequities.  

SC BIDS4Health provides support for up to 3 predoctoral and 2 postdoctoral (starting 2024) slots via:

  • Didactic training in biomedical informatics, biomedical data science, population health and understanding health equity;
  • Mentored experiences in implementing data science and informatics solutions that impact communities and partnering stakeholder organizations across South Carolina;
  • Experiences in teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Skills in research development and grant writing.


training grant 


Current T15 Pre-doctoral Trainees

  • Emma Coen (Clemson University)
  • Mattia Galanti (Clemson University)
  • Bashir Hamidi (Medical University of South Carolina)

Curriculum (See PDF attached)


External Advisory Committee

  • Derick Wenning, MD, MS-PopH, Associate Medical Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • James J. Cimino, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine Director, Informatics Institute The Heersink School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Michael G. Dickey, MPH Director, Division of Cancer Prevention & Control, S.C. Dept. of Health & Environmental Control