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Sonal Singh, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

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Associate Director of the Methods Program, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali

Expertise: Internal Medicine

Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology; Drug safety; Pharmaceutical outcomes research

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Dr. Sonal Singh is an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical expertise include internal medicine. Dr. Singh holds a joint appointment in health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Singh serves as the associate director of the methods program at the Center for Public Health and Human Rights at the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Singh received his M.B.B.S. degree from Patna Medical College. He completed his residencies at Patna Medical College and Unity Health System. He earned his M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

His research interests include pharmacoepidemiology, drug safety and pharmaceutical outcomes research.

Dr. Singh has been honored with many professional awards, including the 2013 Bruce Squires Award from the Canadian Medical Association for the best research article of the year. more


  • Associate Director of the Methods Program, Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS, Patna Medical College Patna University (1999)


  • Patna Medical College Patna University (2000)
  • Unity Health System / Internal Medicine (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2015)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Singh’s research aims to translate evidence into sound public policy and clinical care for patients by ensuring that stakeholders are well informed about treatment choices to make evidence-based decisions. He has epidemiologic expertise in the conduct of rigorous systematic reviews, observational studies, multi-criteria decision analysis and benefit-risk assessment of drugs.

Selected Publications

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Chang HY, Hsieh CF, Singh S, Tang W, Chiang YT, Huang WF. "Anti-diabetic therapies and the risk of acute pancreatitis: a nationwide retrospective cohort study from Taiwan." Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Jun;24(6):567-75. doi: 10.1002/pds.3770. Epub 2015 Apr 7.

Maruthur NM, Joy SM, Dolan JG, Shihab HM, Singh S. "Use of the analytic hierarchy process for medication decision-making in type 2 diabetes." PLoS One. 2015 May 22;10(5):e0126625. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126625. eCollection 2015.

Chang HY, Zhou M, Tang W, Alexander GC, Singh S. "Risk of gastrointestinal bleeding associated with oral anticoagulants: population based retrospective cohort study." BMJ. 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 April 2015).

Abraham NS, Singh S, Alexander GC, Heien H, Haas LR, Crown W, Shah ND. "Comparative risk of gastrointestinal bleeding with dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and warfarin: population based cohort study." BMJ. 2015; 350 doi: (Published 24 April 2015).

Hayman KG, Sharma D, Wardlow RD, Singh S. "Burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality following humanitarian emergencies: a systematic literature review." Prehosp Disaster Med. 2015 Feb;30(1):80-8. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X14001356. Epub 2014 Dec 15.

Singh S. "Type 2 diabetes pharmacoepidemiology update 2014: safety versus efficacy." Curr Diab Rep. 2014 Dec;14(12):563. doi: 10.1007/s11892-014-0563-4.

Goyal M, Singh S, Sibinga EM, Gould NF, Rowland-Seymour A, Sharma R, Berger Z, Sleicher D, Maron DD, Shihab HM, Ranasinghe PD, Linn S, Saha S, Bass EB, Haythornthwaite JA. Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-being: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan 6. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.13018. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24395196

Singh S, Thomas V, Martyshkin D, Kozlovskaya V, Kharlampieva E, Catledge SA. Spatially controlled fabrication of a bright fluorescent nanodiamond-array with enhanced far-red Si-V luminescence. Nanotechnology. 2014 Jan 6;25(4):045302. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24394286

Yu T, Fain K, Boyd CM, Singh S, Weiss CO, Li T, Varadhan R, Puhan MA. Benefits and harms of roflumilast in moderate to severe COPD. Thorax. 2013 Dec 17. doi: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204155. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24347460

Ter Riet G, Chesley P, Gross AG, Siebeling L, Muggensturm P, Heller N, Umbehr M, Vollenweider D, Yu T, Akl EA, Brewster L, Dekkers OM, Mühlhauser I, Richter B, Singh S, Goodman S, Puhan MA. All That Glitters Isn't Gold: A Survey on Acknowledgment of Limitations in Biomedical Studies. PLoS One. 2013 Nov 20;8(11):e73623. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073623. PMID: 24324540

Turner LW, Nartey D, Stafford RS, Singh S, Caleb Alexander G. Ambulatory Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the United States, 1997-2012. Diabetes Care. 2013 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24198301

Haut ER, Garcia LJ, Shihab HM, Brotman DJ, Stevens KA, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Akande TO, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Segal JB, Singh S. The Effectiveness of Prophylactic Inferior Vena Cava Filters in Trauma Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Surg. 2013 Nov 6. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3970. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24195920

Singh S. Glucagon-like peptide 1-based drugs and pancreatic safety--reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Oct 28;173(19):1843-4. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.8128. No abstract available. PMID: 24165846

Guillory AN, Yin X, Wijaya CS, Diaz Diaz AC, Rababa'h A, Singh S, Atrooz F, Sadayappan S, McConnell BK. Enhanced cardiac function in Gravin mutant mice involves alterations in the β-adrenergic receptor signaling cascade. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 18;8(9):e74784. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074784. PMID: 24058627

Singh S. Valproate use during pregnancy was linked to autism spectrum disorder and childhood autism in offspring. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Aug 20;159(4):JC13. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-159-4-201308200-02013. No abstract available. PMID: 24026277

Singh S, Haut ER, Brotman DJ, Sharma R, Chelladurai Y, Shermock KM, Kebede S, Stevens KA, Prakasa KR, Shihab HM, Akande TO, Zeidan AM, Garcia LJ, Segal JB. Pharmacologic and Mechanical Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism Among Special Populations [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2013 May. PMID: 23844446

Activities & Honors


  • Bruce Squires Award, Canadian Medical Association, Best Research Paper of the Year, 2013
  • Clinician-Investigator Award, Society of General Internal Medicine (Mid-Atlantic), 2010
  • Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars NIH/NCRR Junior Faculty KL2 Award, 2009
  • Delta Omega Alpha, Delta Omega Society, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

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