Education and Training

Georgetown University’s graduate and professional programs are among the most rigorous and respected around the world. These programs offer students access to Georgetown’s distinguished faculty and unique opportunities in the nation’s capital.

ICBI faculty and staff members partner with several programs to ensure that there is ready access to education and training opportunities in Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University. A few are listed below.

MS in Health Informatics & Data Science (HIDS) (new window) 

The Master’s in Health Informatics & Data Science (HIDS) (new window) is an industry-driven program, focused on current and emerging technologies that will inform healthcare. Students will gain core competency in data science, big data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications to achieve Precision Medicine and Value based healthcare.  The program curriculum aligns with the core competencies for training in the field of medical informatics by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). 

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Big Data in Biomedicine

The ICBI team developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Big Data in Biomedicine, with the aim to facilitate the understanding, analysis, and interpretation of biomedical big data for non-computational students, basic and clinical scientists, researchers, and librarians, with limited or no experience in bioinformatics. As of 2019 more than 8000 students have enrolled in the course. Collaborators include Georgetown edX. Link to the MOOC on the edX platform : This MOOC is co-directed by Drs Yuriy Gusev, Peter McGarvey and Bassem Haddad.


ICBI provides training modules for the following:

  • G-DOC
  • Elsivier’s Pathway Studio
  • Cancer Genomics Cloud (Seven Bridges)
  • Computational Resources for Immuno-Oncology
  • Big Data in biomedical research: a user’s guide
  • REDCap