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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. Evidence-based medicine is an interdisciplinary approach which uses techniques from science, engineering, biostatistics and epidemiology, such as meta-analysis, decision analysis, risk-benefit analysis, and randomized controlled trials to deliver “ the right care at the right time to the right patient.” (Source : AHRQ)

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) aims for the ideal that healthcare professionals should make "conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence" in their everyday practice. The practice of evidence-based medicine uses systematic reviews of the medical literature to evaluate the best evidence on specific clinical topics (evidence synthesis). The evidence is then translated into practice by medical practitioners who select treatment options for specific cases based on the best research, patient preferences and individual patient characteristics (knowledge translation). Evidence-based medicine practitioners engage in life-long learning and are committed to the continuing education of professionals and patient communities.
Information about the faculty working in this research area and their projects is provided below.

Eric Bass, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine and Health Policy and Management
 Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins DeCIDE Center 

Research Interests: Evidence-based medicine methods
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Zackary Berger, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Core Faculty, Evidence-Based Practice Center
Research Interests: Patient-provider communication in the hospital, agenda-setting during the outpatient visit, patient-provider diagnostic concordance
To see publication abstracts, see Dr. Berger's faculty page

Geetanjali Chander, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Director, GIM Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Hepatitis C
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Eliseo Guallar, MD, DrPH
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Meta-analysis, epidemiologic and statistical methods in EBM
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Platelet biology, hemostasis and thrombosis, pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet agents, genetic epidemiology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Karen A. Robinson, PhD, MSc   
Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management   
Co-Director, Evidence-Based Practice Center, JHSPH
Research and professional interests: Evidence-based health care, health informatics
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Director, Pharmacoepidemiology Program
Co-Director, Hopkins DEcIDE Network of AHRQ
Co-Director, Hopkins AHRQ-NRSA Training Grant for Comparative Effectiveness Research
Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Practice Center of AHRQ
Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research including evidence based review, advanced methods for using observational data, evaluation of diagnostic tests, diabetes, venous thrombosis and blood disorders
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED   

Sonal Singh, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and International Health
Faculty member, Center for Public Health and Human Rights
Research Interests: Pharmaceutical outcomes research, drug safety, and pharmacoepidemiology
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

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