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LEADS session

Join the Data Trust community in bringing Johns Hopkins Medicine into the analytic future.

LEADS, Leadership in Analytics and Data Science, is a technical and communal leadership program for analysts hosted by the Technology Innovation Center in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Data Trust. Participants benefit from weekly 1-hour lectures and workshops that build knowledge in theories and methodologies related to health care data compilation, analysis and utilization. LEADS cultivates analytic leadership by introducing innovative technologies and offering the experience of community and growth. Annual cohorts are made up of an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students who are members of one or more of the JHM Data Trust analytic teams. Students who are not yet a member, gain the mentorship and experience needed to join a team through LEADS programming.

LEADS programming will run from early September through mid-March with a graduation event in closing. Weekly sessions occur every Wednesday at noon on the East Baltimore campus. Tuition for the program is $4,000, which may be covered by a sponsoring department.

Program Topics


Innovative Technologies

  • Accessing Epic data
  • Data modeling
  • Tableau and BI tools
  • Query construction and ETL
  • Jupyter / FHIR / Epic tools

Community and Growth

  • Professional development
  • Networking with peers and leadership
  • Skill sharing
  • Workshops for projects

Leaders in Analytics

  • Data Trust policy
  • Data management strategies
  • Process maturity
  • Security and governance
  • Design and management training

All LEADS participants gain 6-month access to DataCamp, an online learning platform for data science.

Who can participate?

We are looking for participants who...

  • are full-time Johns Hopkins employees
  • have basic/beginner skills with BI tools and structured querying languages
  • use analytics in most of their day-to-day work
  • would like to contribute to and be a part of the greater analytics effort at Johns Hopkins

How to Apply

Applications are closed for the 2018 program.

  • Complete the online application where you will be prompted to upload your resume and describe your interest in the program.
  • Applicants who meet program requirements will receive an acceptance notification via email in August of 2018.
  • Once admitted to the program, students are expected to submit a commitment contract that requires you to attend 75% of the programming sessions.
  • Program fees are $4000. Unfortunately, we cannot currently accept tuition remission to cover costs.



I invest time [in LEADS] because analytics is critical to the success of Johns Hopkins Hospital and we are most successful when we invest in our people. I wanted to be a part of that investment.

- Diana Gumas, LEADS Faculty

Diana Gumas lecturing



For more information about the LEADS program, application requirements and deadlines, please contact us at