Shahim Essaid

Senior Research Associate
Skype: sessaid

Responsibilities and Research interests

  • Semantic Web, and Ontology development
  • Software and tools development
  • Collaborations and leadership for the eagle-i, VIVO-ISF, CTSA Connect, and other internal ontology based projects


  • MD, 1993. School of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Graduate Certificate, 2007. Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, Oregon Health & Science University

Research & Work Experience

  • Senior Research Associate (2012-present), Oregon Health and Science University, OHSU Library, Ontology Development Group
  • National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow in Medical Informatics (2009-2011), Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Clinical Practice (2001-2005), Obstetrics & Gynecology, California

Select posters and publications

  • Essaid, Shahim, Carlo Torniai, and Melissa Haendel. "Enabling semantic search in a bio-specimen repository." In ICBO, pp. 50-53. 2013
  • Torniai, Carlo, Shahim Essaid, Brian Lowe, Jon Corson-Rikert, and Melissa Haendel. "Finding common ground: integrating the eagle-i and VIVO ontologies." In ICBO, pp. 46-49. 2013