Eric Sid joined NCATS as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) in the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) in September 2017. He has since become a program official in ORDR, where he works on the Rare Diseases Registry (RaDaR) program, the Toolkit for Patient-Focused Therapy Development and the Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center. He also coordinates NCATS collaborations involving patients, patient groups and other agencies. The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. As a PMF, Sid will be receiving the leadership, management and scientific training — in addition to interagency developmental assignments — to develop the skills needed to be a future federal leader. Prior to becoming a PMF, Sid served with various organizations in a myriad of roles, from official student representative and western regional community and diversity representative for the American Association of Medical Colleges to board member for the Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. In 2014, he participated with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in a multidisciplinary team challenge for the CLARION National Case Competition, and his team won the National First Place Award.
Sid received his M.D. and M.H.A. degrees from the University of Washington School of Medicine and School of Public Health, respectively.
Sid’s research interests include examining the diagnostic odyssey for rare disease patients in primary care, structural competency and other systems-level methods to understanding and addressing health disparities, and population health management approaches to complex issues, such as the impact of the opioid epidemic on pain management for rare diseases with chronic or intractable pain as a common symptom.