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Research Faculty

Berenholtz, Sean – Professor. Research Focus: applying rigorous clinical research methods to improve the quality of care in the intensive care unit. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Berkowitz, Dan – Professor. Research Focus: studying the mechanisms that underlie vascular disorders, with a concentration on the effect of deep-space radiation on the cardiovascular system. CARDIOVASCULAR

Brown, Robert – Professor. Research Focus: studying the structure-function relationship of pulmonary airways and vessels and how it relates to reactive airway disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PULMONARY

Cao, Suyi(Lab: Ray Koehler) Research Associate: Research Focus: basic and preclinical translational research in the areas of cerebrovascular physiology and cerebral ischemic injury that arises from stroke and cardiac arrest. CEREBROSCIENCE

Carhuapoma, Juan Ricardo – Associate Professor. Research Focus: investigating the use of pharmacologic intervention and advanced MRI techniques in the quest to understand and treat neuronal damage after acute brain injury. CEREBROSCIENCE

Chang, Fumin(Lab: Lew Romer) Research Associate. CARDIOVASCULAR, PULMONARY

Cohen, Steven – Professor. Research Focus: enhancing the diagnostic capability and treatment options for lower back pain. PAIN

Dodd-o, Jeff – Associate Professor. Research Focus: understanding the factors that contribute to ischemia/reperfusion injury of the lung and how ischemia/reperfusion contributes to lung dysfunction in the early post-cardiopulmonary bypass period. CARDIOVASCULAR, PULMONARY

Fackler, James – Associate Professor. Research Focus: mathematical modeling of hospital patient flow-through; data acquisition and data mining in the operating room and intensive care unit. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Faraday, Nauder – Professor. Research Focus: translational and clinical research programs in platelet biology and perioperative genomics. PERIOPERATIVE, CARDIOVASCULAR

Flavahan, Nick - Professor, Director of Research, Endowed Chair, Vice Chair. Research Focus: elucidating the cellular interactions and subcellular signaling pathways that control normal vascular function and regulate the initiation of vascular disease. CARDIOVASCULAR, PULMONARY

Fuchs, Ralph – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: conducting translational research to improve the survival rates of patients with septic shock. PERIOPERATIVE

Gao, Wei Dong – Associate Professor. Research Focus: defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms of contractile dysfunction in the failing heart. CARDIOVASCULAR

Geocadin, Romergryko – Associate Professor. Research Focus: translational research in neurocritical care, particularly in regard to coma brought about by the global cerebral ischemia that follows cardiac arrest. CEREBROSCIENCE

Gottschalk, Allan – Associate Professor. Research Focus: investigating the mechanism of chronic pain associated with nerve injury, also known as neuropathic pain. CEREBROSCIENCE, PAIN

Guan, Yun – Associate Professor. Research Focus: identifying the peripheral (primary sensory neuron), spinal (secondary sensory neuron) and supraspinal (descending pain modulation) mechanisms of chronic pain and developing better strategies and novel targets for treatment of pathological pain conditions. PAIN

Heitmiller, Eugenie – Professor. Research Focus: healthcare quality improvement and safety research, particularly as it relates to pediatric patients undergoing anesthesia. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Heller, Nikki – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: IL-4/IL-13 receptor signaling and function and macrophage biology in allergic disease. PULMONARY

Hogue, Charles – Professor. Research Focus: methods to improve outcomes from cardiovascular surgery with a particular focus on brain and kidney injury. CARDIOVASCULAR, PERIOPERATIVE

Hunt, Elizabeth – Associate Professor. Research Focus:  Use of medical simulation to improve training techniques and patient safety; methods to improve healthcare multi-disciplinary team communication.  HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Johns, Roger – Professor. Research Focus: investigating the mechanisms that underlie anesthesia, analgesia, chronic pain, and inflammatory lung disorders (such as pulmonary hypertension and asthma). CARDIOVASCULAR, CEREBROSCIENCE, PAIN, PULMONARY

Kannan, Sujatha – Associate Professor.

Kegan, Kazuyo – Assistant Professor.  Research Focus: Pulmonary vascular angiogenesis, vasculogenesis, and inflammation using in vivo physiology, in vitro cell biology, and genetic and biochemical approaches. PULMONARY

Koehler, Ray – Professor. Research Focus: basic and preclinical translational research in the areas of cerebrovascular physiology and cerebral ischemic injury that arises from stroke and cardiac arrest. CARDIOVASCULAR, CEREBROSCIENCE, PERIOPERATIVE

Kwansa, Herman(Lab: Ray Koehler) Research Associate. Research Focus: basic and preclinical translational research in the areas of cerebrovascular physiology and cerebral ischemic injury that arises from stroke and cardiac arrest. CEREBROSCIENCE

Liu, Xiaoguang(Lab: Ray Koehler) Research Associate. Research Focus: basic and preclinical translational research in the areas of cerebrovascular physiology and cerebral ischemic injury that arises from stroke and cardiac arrest. CEREBROSCIENCE

Lubomski, Lisa – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: devising and researching methods to improve quality of care and patient safety, particularly in the critical care and surgical environments. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Mirski, Marek – Vice-Chair, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Director, Neuroscience Critical Care Units, Chief, Division of Neuroanesthesiology, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Stroke Center, Associate Professor, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery. Research Focus: investigating subcortical mechanisms of seizure propagation and cortical synchrony. CEREBROSCIENCE

Monitto, Connie – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: studying the impact of epigenetic gene regulation on the development of resistance to chemotherapeutic agents in cancer; pediatric pain management. PAIN

Morad, Athir – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: investigating subcortical mechanisms of seizure propagation and cortical synchrony. CEREBROSCIENCE

Naval, Neerji – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: investigating the use of pharmacologic intervention and advanced MRI techniques in the quest to understand and treat neuronal damage after acute brain injury. CEREBROSCIENCE

Nelson, Kristen – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: use of medical simulation to improve resident and nurse resuscitation skills and patient safety; the role of human factors in cardiopulmonary arrest management; methods to improve healthcare multidisciplinary team communication. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Nguyen, Thai – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: studying the mechanisms that underlie vascular disorders, with a concentration on the effect of deep-space radiation on the cardiovascular system. CARDIOVASCULAR

Njoku, Dolores – Associate Professor. Research Focus: investigating drug-induced, immune-mediated liver injury. PERIOPERATIVE

Nyhan, Dan – Professor. Research Focus: studying vascular changes, specifically those that accompany aging, to determine the underlying causes and find ways to reverse the process. CARDIOVASCULAR

Nyquist, Paul – Associate Professor. Research Focus: translational research projects that incorporate well-founded biologic models into patient care in brain injury. CEREBROSCIENCE

Papangelou, Alexander – Instructor. Research Focus: investigating subcortical mechanisms of seizure propagation and cortical synchrony. CEREBROSCIENCE

Pham, Julius – Associate Professor. Research Focus: patient safety, patient care in the intensive care unit, quality health care, evidence-based medicine, and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Pronovost, Peter - Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, Professor, Department of Health Policy & Management, The Bloomberg School of Public Health, Professor, School of Nursing, Medical Director, Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care, Director, Quality and Safety Research Group. Research Focus: patient safety, patient care in the intensive care unit, quality health care, evidence-based medicine, and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Pustavoitau, Aliaksei – Instructor. Research Focus: models and mechanisms of impaired consciousness in patients with acute brain injury. CEREBROSCIENCE

Raja, Srinivasa – Professor. Research Focus: investigating the mechanism of chronic pain associated with nerve injury, also known as neuropathic pain. CEREBROSCIENCE, PAIN

Rivers, Ric – Associate Professor. Research Focus: studying microcirculation physiology to determine how metabolic demands are signaled between the tissue and the vascular network and along the vascular network itself. CARDIOVASCULAR

Robertson, Courtney – Associate Professor. Research Focus: studying mitochondrial dysfunction after traumatic brain injury in children. CEREBROSCIENCE

Romer, Lew – Professor, Departments of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Cell Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Pediatrics, Cell and Molecular Medicine Program, Center for Cell Dynamics. CARDIOVASCULAR, PULMONARY

Sapirstein, Adam – Associate Professor. Research Focus: the roles of phospholipases A2 and their lipid metabolites in brain injury. CARDIOVASCULAR, CEREBROSCIENCE

Schwartz, Jamie – Assistant Professor. (Nelson lab page) Research Focus: use of medical simulation to improve resident and nurse resuscitation skills and patient safety; the role of human factors in cardiopulmonary arrest management; methods to improve healthcare multidisciplinary team communication. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Shaffner, Hal – Associate Professor. Research Focus: healthcare quality improvement and safety research, particularly as it relates to pediatric patients undergoing anesthesia. CEREBROSCIENCE, HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Shilkofski, Nicole – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: using high-fidelity mannequin simulation and computer-based screen simulation as educational modalities within biomedicine, particularly with regard to pediatric resuscitation. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Shoukas, Artin – Professor (Joint appointment with Biomedical Engineering). Research Focus: studying vascular changes, specifically those that accompany aging to determine the underlying causes and find ways to reverse the process. CARDIOVASCULAR

Sieber, Frederick – Professor, Attending Physician and Chair, Bayview Medical Center. Research Focus: solving problems specific to the geriatric surgical population and optimizing surgical outcomes. PERIOPERATIVE

Stevens, Robert – Associate Professor. Research Focus: models and mechanisms of impaired consciousness in patients with acute brain injury. CEREBROSCIENCE

Thakor, Nitish – Professor. Research Focus: investigating subcortical mechanisms of seizure propagation and cortical synchrony. CEREBROSCIENCE

Thompson, David – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: patient safety, patient care in the intensive care unit, quality health care, evidence-based medicine, and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH 

Toung, Thomas – Professor. Research Focus: studying the therapeutic effects of osmotic therapy and sex hormones with regard to focal cerebral ischemic injury, spinal cord ischemia, and global brain ischemia. CEREBROSCIENCE

Ulatowski, John - Professor. Research Focus: the regulatory mechanisms of cerebral blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain; health service research toward the design of safer systems surrounding the care of perioperative/periprocedural patients. PERIOPERATIVE

Wang, Jian – Associate Professor. Research Focus: understanding the pathophysiology of intracerebral hemorrhage. CEREBROSCIENCE

Winters, Brad – Assistant Professor. Research Focus: patient safety, patient care in the intensive care unit, quality health care, evidence-based medicine, and the measurement and evaluation of safety efforts. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH

Wu, Christopher – Professor. Research Focus: the effect of regional anesthesia and analgesia on mortality, morbidity, and patient-oriented outcomes; acute and postoperative pain management; obstetric anesthesia and analgesia. HEALTH OUTCOMES AND SAFETY RESEARCH, PAIN

Yaster, Myron - Richard J. Traystman Distinguished Professor. Research Focus: optimizing pediatric pain management. CEREBROSCIENCE, PAIN, PERIOPERATIVE

Ziai, Wendy(Lab: Marek Mirski) Assistant Professor.  Research Focus: investigating subcortical mechanisms of seizure propagation and cortical synchrony. CEREBROSCIENCE

 
 
 
 
 
 

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