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

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Upcoming Health Events


Health Professional Opportunities


Health Career Opportunities


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

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

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 […]

CritCOVIDView: A Critical Care Visualization Tool for COVID-19

Guest post by Todd Brothers, University of Rhode Island This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The main goal of this project was to develop a cutting-edge tool, CritCOVIDView, for bedside clinicians interpreting individualized patient data through the development of an interactive […]