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Health Services Research

Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technology, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. The main goals of health services research are to identify the most effective ways to organize, manage, finance, and deliver high-quality care; reduce medical errors; and improve patient safety. Many Hopkins GIM faculty are experts in health services research, with interests organized around specific content areas.

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

Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health, Behavior and Society
Core Faculty, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Physician-Patient relationship and communication, respect, ethics
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

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

Jeanne M. Clark, MD, MPH, FACP
Frederick Brancati, MD Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Epidemiology
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine

Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Obesity, bariatric surgery
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Behavior and Society
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Director, Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
Research Interests: Health disparities in depression care, spirituality, physician-patient relationship and communication
To see publication abstracts: PubMed 

Gail Daumit, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Daniel Ford, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management 
Vice Dean for Clinical Research, School of Medicine 
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Depression, cancer screening
To see publication abstracts: PubMed  

Henry Michtalik, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research interests: Safety, inpatient care, hospital staffing
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Richard Moore, MD, MHSc
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief Exective Officer, Moore Clinic for HIV Care
Research Interests: Health services and outcomes research in HIV/AIDS
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Craig Pollack, MD, MPH, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, GIM Fellowship Program
Research interests: Cancer disparities, organization of cancer care, social determinants of health
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Claire Snyder, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Oncology, and Health Policy and Management
Co-Chair, Johns Hopkins Cancer Outcomes and Health Services Research Interest Group
Research Interests: Quality of cancer care, patient-reported outcomes assessment, patient functioning and well-being, primary care for cancer survivors
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

Donald Steinwachs, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Director, Health Services Research and Development Center
Co-Director, Center for Research on Services for Severe Mental Illness
Research Interests: Studies of medical effectiveness and patient outcomes, mental illness 

 

Jonathan Weiner, DrPH
Professor of Health Policy and Management and Medicine
Director, PhD Program in Health Services Research and Policy 
Deputy Director, Health Services R&D Center
Faculty Member and Executive Committee Member, Division of Health Sciences Informatics
Research Interests: Health policy, application of health IT to population health, methods in health services research

 

Albert Wu, MD, MPH
Professor of Health Policy and Management, Epidemiology, International Health, Medicine, and Surgery
Director, Johns Hopkins DEcIDE Center for comparative effectiveness research

Research Interests: Patient safety, comparative effectiveness research, patient-reported outcomes, quality of care, HIV
To see publications list on faculty page

J. Hunter Young, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
Research Interests: Health disparities in hypertension and hypertensive emergencies
To see publication abstracts: PubMed

       
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