National Library of Medicine (NLM), T15 Predoctoral & Postdoctoral Training Grant



The Biomedical Informatics and Data Sciences (BIDS) program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a National Library of Medicine (NLM) T15 Training Grant. The NLM training grant funds predoctoral (PhD) and postdoctoral trainees in the Hopkins Biomedical Informatics and Data Sciences Graduate Program for five years through 2027.

The co-Directors are Christopher Chute MD, DrPH and Hadi Kharrazi MD, PhD.

  • Dr. Chute is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Informatics, Professor of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Research Information Officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He leads the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science section of the Department of Medicine.
  • Dr. Kharrazi is the director of the DrPH Informatics track at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. In the Hopkins School of Medicine, he is the director of the Health Sciences Informatics PhD and MSc Research programs, Biomedical Informatics and Data Science.

Fellowship Program

In 2022, we were awarded the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM) biomedical informatics training grant. Individuals seeking graduate degrees leading to research careers in biomedical informatics, who are US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or have permanent residency status (as evidenced by Card I-551), are eligible. 

The NLM fellowship is awarded after acceptance into the biomedical informatics graduate degree programs. Application for admission to graduate studies is made directly through the Johns Hopkins Graduate admissions portal here.

Please consult the BIDS program's website for application details here.

About the Biomedical Informatics and Data Sciences program at Hopkins

In keeping with the tradition of the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the program seeks excellence and commitment in its students to further the prevention and management of disease through the continued exploration and development of health IT. Division resources include a highly collaborative clinical faculty committed to research at the patient, provider and system levels. The admissions process will be highly selective and finely calibrated to complement the expertise of faculty mentors.

Areas of research:
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Healthcare/Clinical Informatics
  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Public Health Informatics

NLM-Funded T15 Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellowships Available

We have two fully-funded postdoctoral fellowship positions on the NIH T15 Biomedical Informatics and Data Science training grant. Requirements to apply are a statement of research, a curriculum vitae, and the names of faculty members aligned with your research interests.

NLM candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Individuals from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Susan Kerfoot, the Academic Program Manager, for details or if you have any questions.

Meet the Predoctoral Trainees

  • Anas Belouali


Anas is a PhD student in the Health Science Informatics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Anas is an experienced Health Data Scientist with a background in software and data engineering, predictive modeling, and a history of leading and implementing data science projects in healthcare. Prior to joining the PhD program, Anas earned two master’s degrees in computer engineering and systems medicine. He previously worked as a research faculty at the Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics at Georgetown University, where he led research efforts in clinical informatics and health IT, and taught in the Master's program in Health Informatics & Data Science.

  • Woo Yeon Park


Woo Yeon Park is a Health Science Informatics PhD student at Johns Hopkins University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of California, San Diego and a master’s degree in Business Analytics at the University of Rochester. She previously worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center using institutional databases to improve quality and safety. She also worked as a data scientist at a health technology company to bridge the gaps in medication adherence and medication affordability. She is passionate about empowering patients and clinicians through informatics innovations and data science methods.

  • Mahnoor Ahmed


Mahnoor (Noor) Ahmed is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Informatics and Data Science program. Her research interests lie at the intersection of digital health and clinical informatics. Noor holds a B.A. in neuroscience from Vanderbilt University, and a M.Eng. from Duke University in biomedical engineering. She joins Johns Hopkins University with several years of experience in health care operations and digital health policy.