University of South Carolina Big Data Health Science Center


The USC BDHSC was funded by the USC Excellence Initiative in 2019. Its goals are to leverage the existing expertise and resources in Big Data science and healthcare research, promote the utilization of Big Data analytics in healthcare research, train the next generation of investigators and students, especially those of diverse backgrounds, in data science for health-related research, and services improvement, and establish a sustainable academic-community partnership in improving the health outcomes in SC and beyond. The BDHSC has five strategic objectives including infrastructural and capacity development; professional development; community/industry engagement; academic training; and methodological advancement.

BDHSC consists of 5 content cores (Electronic Health Records, Genomics, Artificial Intelligence for Sensing and Diagnosis, Geospatial, and Social Media) and 2 functional hubs (Business/Entrepreneurship and Technology). It has assembled a multi-college, multi-disciplinary group of 50 faculty that conduct cutting cutting-edge research and discovery, offer professional development and academic training, and provide service to the community and industry.

About the South Carolina Big Data Health Science Network (BDHSNET)

The BDHSNET is composed of members across the State of South Carolina (SC) from a variety of disciplines who for the most part are actively engaged in utilizing Big Data in health science research, or are in leadership roles aimed at promoting, and/or making strategic use of data and analytics for health care policy and practice.

Supported by both the SC SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ) and the UofSC Big Data Health Science Center (BDHSC), BDHSNET will promote the interdisciplinary and inter-sector collaborations in cutting-edge research and discovery, professional development and academic training, and technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.

The BDHSNET Listserv will serve as a virtual platform to facilitate the communications and collaborations among the network members. If you are interested or know of other colleagues or friends who might be interested in joining the BDHSNET, please complete the Expression of Interest Form or contact BDHSC project coordinator Ms. Miranda Cole at or 803-777-8615 for more information.

Get in Touch

Address: 915 Greene Street, Suite 408, Columbia, SC
Phone: 703-777-8615; Fax: 803-777-6290

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