Focus on Health


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The objective of this focus area is to help advance data sharing, acquisition, integration, analysis and resulting insights in the pursuit of improved public health and health outcomes. This includes:

1. Enabling data sharing, acquisition and integration to develop knowledge and insight in the pursuit of improved health outcomes, including alternative health data sources such as environmental factors, social media and mobile health

2. Supporting the development and deployment of advanced analytics, including causal discovery and reasoning, artificial intelligence, and machine learning in biomedicine

3. Enabling data science collaborations in the support of precision medicine, including advanced decision support leveraging data to deliver customized and personalized knowledge, insight and recommendations


Current Projects on Health

COVID Information Commons

COVID Resources Page

Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity Workshop Series

Large-Scale Observational Health Research

Submit your project here


Upcoming Health Events


Health Professional Opportunities

2022 Data Science Internship Program, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Accepting rolling applications

Accelerating the Pace of Child Health Research Using Existing Data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through February 5, 2025.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Conference Grant Programs

Applications accepted on a rolling basis through November 2026.

Biomedical Knowledgebase (U24 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed)

Applications due January 25, 2023

Emerging Viral Infections and their Impact on the Male and Female Reproductive Tract

Applications accepted through July 16, 2023

Google Health Equity Research Initiative

HACU, Deloitte accepting scholarship applications

Applications due December 1st

Human Networks and Data Science (HNDS)

Investigator Initiated Research in Computational Genomics and Data Science

Maternal Health Research Centers of Excellence Data Innovation and Coordinating Hub/Resource Center

Applications due December 5th

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Neurological and Neurocognitive Sequelae from SARS-CoV-2 Infection and COVID-19 in Aging and Age-Related Neurodegeneration

Applications accepted through May 8, 2023

Notice of Special Interest: Administrative Supplements for COVID-19 Impacted NIMH Research

Applications accepted through June 2, 2023

Programmatic Interventions to Increase Uptake of Influenza and COVID-19 Vaccination Among Students Attending Institutions of Higher Education

Applications due January 5, 2023.

Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Applications due February 2nd.

Secondary Analyses of Existing Datasets of Tobacco Use and Health

Applications due March 8, 2023.

Stanford Population Health Summer Research Program

Applications due January 13th


Health Career Opportunities

Data Scientist, NIH


Health Resources

Connected Healthcare Integrated Systems Design Workshop Results, IEEE and NEBDHub

COVID Information Commons: Unlocking COVID-19 Insights with Data Science, developed with help from NEBD Hub student volunteer, Aryan Naik

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence: Bringing Automated Machine Learning Technologies to Basic, Translational, and Clinical Cancer Researchers, Association of American Cancer Institutes

IEEE DataPort COVID-19 Open-Source Datasets, IEEE

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Data Files, Health Resources and Services Administration

Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health, Rural Health Information Hub

NIH Office of Data Science Strategy Announces New Initiative to Improve Access to NIH-funded Data, NIH

Research & Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities, University of Montana


Health Success Stories

Laura Dietz

Forecasting Salinity in Rivers during Storm Events

Guest post by Laura Dietz, University of New Hampshire This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. Every winter, vast amounts of road salts are scattered onto streets across the northeastern U.S.. While important for our safety, ice-melt and rainfall wash this road […]

CIC Student Paper Challenge (2)

2021 CIC Student Paper Challenge Winner – Aditya Kulkarni

Knowledge Graph Embedding Evolution for COVID-19

Guest post by Steven Skiena, Stony Brook University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. Steven Skiena and Xingzhi Guo presented this research to the COVID Information Commons (CIC) community as part of the February 2022 Lightning Talks and Research webinar. A […]