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Comparative Effectiveness Research

Comparative effectiveness research is research aimed evaluating and comparing the implications and outcomes of two or more health care strategies to address a particular medical condition. The goal of comparative effectiveness research is to generate better information about the risks and benefits and costs of different treatment options in order to provide health-care decision makers—including patients, clinicians, purchasers, and policymakers—with up-to-date, evidence-based information about their treatment options to make informed health care decisions. 

In the Division of General Internal Medicine, investigators design and conduct comparative effectiveness studies in diverse fields including in diabetes, obesity, and depression management. Several of the active projects are funded by the DEcIDE Network of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Since 2005, this Network has funded practical studies about the outcomes, comparative clinical effectiveness, safety, and appropriateness of health care items and services.

Information about the faculty working in this research area and their projects is provided below.

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Photo of Dr. Eric Biren Bass, M.D., M.P.H.

Bass, Eric Biren, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center
Director of the Foundations of Public Health Course in the School of Medicine
Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Public Health and Community Service in the School of Medicine
Research Interests: evidence-based medicine, and comparative effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions
 
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Bennett, Wendy Lynet, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Obesity, Diabetes, Women''s health
 
Photo of Dr. Jeanne Marie Clark, M.D., M.P.H.

Clark, Jeanne Marie, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
 
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Cooper, Lisa Angeline, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Health and Healthcare Equity
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Core Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality
Vice President, Health Care Equity for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Research Interests: Race/ethnic health disparities, Patient-centered care, Patient-Physician relationship and communication
 
Photo of Dr. Gail Lois Daumit, M.D., M.H.S.

Daumit, Gail Lois, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Research Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Co-Chair, Institutional Review Board X
Research Interests: Health disparities, Access to and quality of primary medical care for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, Medical comorbidity, Epidemiology and prevention of comorbid disease in serious mental illness
 
Photo of Dr. Nisa Marisa Maruthur, M.D., M.H.S.

Maruthur, Nisa Marisa, M.D., M.H.S.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Diabetes prevention, Obesity, Genetic epidemiology, Type 2 diabetes, Pharmacogenetics, Clinical trials
 
Photo of Dr. Karen A. Robinson, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Robinson, Karen A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics
Director, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center
Joint Appointment in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Joint Appointment in Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Interests: Health informatics, Evidence-based health care
 
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Segal, Jodi Beth, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Director, Pharmacoepidemiology Program
Research Interests: Comparative effectiveness research, Pharmacoepidemiology, Evidence synthesis, High-value healthcare
 

Sean Tunis, MD, MSC

Director, Center for Medical Technology Policy, Baltimore, MD

Research Interests: Stake-holder engagement, study design.
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Albert Wu, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Health Policy and Management
Joint appointments in Epidemiology, and  International Health
Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

Research Interests: Patient safety, comparative effectiveness research, patient-reported outcomes, quality of care, HIV
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

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