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Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the scientific study of factors affecting the health and illness of individuals and populations, and serves as the foundation for interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine. It is considered a cornerstone methodology of public health research, and is highly regarded in evidence-based medicine for identifying risk factors for disease and determining optimal treatment approaches to clinical practice. (For more information, click to read the "Epidemiology" article in  Wikipedia). 

Many research-oriented GIM Divisions focus narrowly on one or two aspects of epidemiology, like clinical decision-making, meta-analysis, or pharmacoepidemiology. Because of its close, historic relationship with the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins GIM offers unparalleled scope and depth, encompassing topics of traditional interest to generalists, but extending to clinical trials and emerging areas, like social, molecular, and genetic epidemiology. The unifying features of epidemiologic research conducted by Hopkins GIM faculty are: 1) commitment to a multi-disciplinary approach; and 2) rapid translation from epidemiologic discovery into clinical and public health practice. 

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

Photo of Dr. Lawrence J. Appel, M.D., M.P.H.

Appel, Lawrence J., M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns Hopkins University
The C. David Molina, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health
Research Interests: Hypertension, Cardiovascular and Kidney Disease Prevention, Lifestyle Modification
 
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Bennett, Wendy Lynet, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Obesity, Diabetes, Women''s health
 
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Brotman, Daniel Joseph, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Hospitalist Program, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Research Interests: Hospital medicine, Perioperative medicine, Internal medicine
 
Photo of Dr. Geetanjali Chander, M.D., M.P.H.

Chander, Geetanjali, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Effects of alcohol use and mental disorders on HIV disease outcomes, Behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for individuals with HIV, alcohol use and other drug use
 
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
 
Photo of Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco, Jr, M.D., M.P.H.

Cofrancesco, Joseph, M.D., M.P.H. Jr

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Excellence in Education
Director, GIM Clinician-Educator Mentoring and Scholarship Program
Research Interests: Medical Education, HIV care, Complications of HIV treatment
 
Photo of Dr. Josef Coresh, M.D., Ph.D.

Coresh, Josef, M.D., Ph.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program
Director, George W. Comstock Center for Public Health Research and Prevention
Research Interests: Epidemiology, Cardiovascular epidemiology, Vascular diseases, Kidney diseases, Genetic epidemiology
 
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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
 
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Ford, Daniel Ernest, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation
Research Interests: Epidemiology and treatment of depression, Physician health, Internet health applications, Primary care research, Tobacco use, Stroke, Information technology, Coronary artery disease, Myocardial infarction
 
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Guallar, Eliseo, M.D., M.P.H.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, Epidemiologic methods, Polyunsaturated fatty acids, Fish oils, Heavy metals, Meta-analysis
 
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Klag, Michael J., M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Former Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Interests: Hypertension, Renal failure, Precursors Study, Kidney disease, Cardiovascular, Epidemiology, Genetic markers, Health policy and management
 
Photo of Dr. Mariana Lazo, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M.

Lazo, Mariana, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.M.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Epidemiology, Obesity, Surveys, Diabetes, Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
 
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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
 
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Moore, Richard Douglas, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Epidemiology of substance abuse and alcoholism, Outcomes research in HIV treatment, Pharmacoepidemiology, Health services, HIV/AIDS: clinical epidemiology, costs, cost-effectiveness, and outcomes.
 
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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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Vaidya, Dhananjay Madhukar, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction, Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors
 
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Yeh, Hsin-Chieh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Oncology
Sr. Epidemiologist, Osler Housestaff Research Program
Director, GIM Methods Core
Director, JHU-UMD Diabetes Research Center Health Care and Population Science Core
Core Faculty Member, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
Research Interests: obesity and cancer, cancer epidemiology, clinical trials, racial disparity
 
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Young, Jeffery Hunter, M.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Research Interests: Insulin resistance, Hypertension, Novel risk factors for CVD, Genetic epidemiology
 

W. H. Linda Kao, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Joint Appointment in Medicine/GIM
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology of obesity, type 2 diabetes, diabetic renal disease and related conditions; gene-gene and gene-environment interactions.
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

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