Data Science Training Core (DSTC) Training Resources

AIM-AHEAD Data Science Training Core (DSTC) Training Resources

DSTC Purpose

The Data Science Training Core (DSTC) will identify training needs and gaps as well as identify or develop training and workforce development resources to support AI/ML and health disparities research. The DSTC will assess training requests for AIM-AHEAD participants and connect requestors with required training and training support via the Help Desk


DSTC Training Pathways

The DSTC offers training to a variety of audiences including Beginner, Students & Workers, Early Career Professionals, and Practitioners.





The DSTC offers a variety of courses available to AIM-AHEAD Connect members. Unlock your full potential as an AIM-AHEAD Connect member with the comprehensive course offerings from the DSTC. Our carefully curated selection of courses is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to excel in the field of AI/ML. Whether you're a beginner looking to dive into the fundamentals or an experienced practitioner seeking to expand your expertise, we have courses tailored to meet your specific needs. From introductory AI concepts to advanced machine learning techniques, our instructors, who are industry veterans, will guide you every step of the way.

  • All of Us Researcher Workbench On-Demand: The goal of this course is to learn how the All of Us data and platform, called the Researcher Workbench, can be used to address health disparities with artificial intelligence and machine learning.
  • Data Science Training Core Portal: The DSTC Portal provides educational resources for learners to gain valuable data science skills to advance health equity. The content provides a strong focus on data science ethics, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI), and includes real-world examples of the use of AI/ML in health, including breast cancer imaging and explainable AI for COVID-lung imaging. Data Science Ethics, Introduction to Data Science, Intermediate Data Science, Advanced Data Science, and Computer Science & Programming
  • Open Data Science & AI/ML: This is an asynchronous, self-directed course for beginner- and intermediate-level learners. The main presentations and Jupyter Notebooks in this course were adopted from IBM's OpenDS4All repository. The perspective of the materials largely comes from computer science, with an emphasis on data wrangling and engineering as well as machine learning and validation.
  • VADSTI Data Science Training Program: The primary objective of this program is to provide training in the foundations of data science and advance analytic skills and introduce tools for clinical and genomic research.
  • AI for Health Care Applications: A self-guided course presents basic concepts underlying AI/ML as applied to health care data. The course content is organized as a series of self-contained python notebooks, each with an accompanying recorded tutorial and example datasets. Help sessions will also be provided.
  • AIHES 2023 Virtual Conference and Workshop Series: This course leverages the content recorded from the AIHES 2023 which covers the knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities to navigate the ethical and practical challenges in leveraging AI/ML for health equity, while fostering an understanding of the broader implications for ethics and equity in healthcare. 
  • AIHES 2023 Ethics Course: This course seeks to cover the key concepts, skills, and perspectives necessary for students to comprehend and apply AI and ML technologies ethically and effectively in pursuit of health equity. Guided by prestigious AI/ML experts, you'll embark on a captivating journey that explores the responsible application of AI/ML technologies.



Recorded Content From AIM-AHEAD DSTC Programs

The DSTC takes great pride in hosting the annual AI for Health Equity Symposium (AIHES), an esteemed event that has generated a wealth of invaluable content centered around AI and ML applications and Health Equity. Hear from visionary leaders in the field to discuss the challenges, solutions, and opportunities that lie ahead. Through engaging presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and interactive sessions, participants gain deep understanding of the intersection between AI/ML and health equity. Explore cutting-edge methodologies, discover novel approaches, and learn from the pioneers shaping the future of healthcare.


DSTC Signature Training Programs

The DSTC is committed to nurturing the next generation of thought leaders in the fields of AI/ML and health equity. Through our signature training programs, we provide a platform for aspiring individuals to develop their skills and make a lasting impact. As programs open up for enrollment, we will post that information here.


While we eagerly await these opportunities, allow us to give you a glimpse of our past programs:


On-Demand AI/ML Q&A Support

Introducing the DSTC, your ultimate companion on your AIM-AHEAD award journey. We are here to address all your queries and provide valuable guidance. Whether you need assistance with AI/ML research applications or seek to overcome obstacles in your project, our dedicated team is just a click away. Navigating the complexities of your AIM-AHEAD project has never been easier. Trust our experts to lend a helping hand, unravel intricacies, and ensure your success. We understand the importance of bouncing ideas off a knowledgeable team, and that's precisely what we offer. Rely on our wealth of experience and profound understanding of AI/ML to take your project to new heights. Don't waste valuable time searching for solutions elsewhere. Join the growing community of satisfied AIM-AHEAD awardees who have turned to the DSTC for unrivaled support. Let us be your trusted partner on this transformative journey. Reach out with your questions via the DSTC help desk using the button below!



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