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Meet Our Faculty and Fellows

Faculty Members

Cynthia Rand
Cynthia S. Rand, PhD, Director (crand@jhmi.edu): Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center. Dr. Rand received her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her doctoral degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rand's particular areas of research interest are the social-behavioral mediators of asthma management in minority communities and adherence issues in pulmonary medicine. Dr. Rand has been the PI of multiple pediatric intervention trials focused on improving adherence and reducing childhood asthma morbidity as well as reducing racial and ethnic health disparities.
Kristin Riekert
Kristin A. Riekert, PhD, Co-Director (kriekert@jhmi.edu): Associate Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center. Dr. Riekert received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her Doctoral degree from Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Riekert's research focuses on behavioral, psychological, and social factors that affect treatment adherence and health outcomes; this encompasses investigating innovative methods for objectively measuring adherence as well as clinical strategies for improving adherence and health outcomes. Dr. Riekert is committed to improving healthcare quality and delivery, particularly among underserved and disadvantaged populations.
Michelle Eakin
Michelle N. Eakin, PhD (meakin1@jhmi.edu): Assistant Professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center, Biostatistics and Data Management Core. Dr. Eakin received her undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and her Doctoral degree from University of Houston. Dr. Eakin's research focuses on asthma disparities, adherence interventions, and quantitative modeling. She is particularly interested in studying the dissemination and implementation of interventions into health care settings to improve healthcare quality and delivery.
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Elizabeth Daugherty
Elizabeth Lee Daugherty, MD, PhD (edaughe2@jhmi.edu): Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Daughterty is an investigator in the Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center and co-leads the Provider Behavior Group (PBG) in collaboration with investigators from the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr. Daugherty’s research interests include critical care infection control, patient safety, and critical care disaster response. In addition to her research responsibilities, Dr. Daugherty serves as the Medical Control Chief for the Johns Hopkins Hospital Office of Emergency Management, the Co-chair of the Emergency Mass Casualty Committee, and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics and Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control Committees. 
 

Fellows

Josie Welkom
Josie S. Welkom, PhD (jwelkom1@jhmi.edu): Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Adherence Research Center. Dr. Welkom’s overarching research interests include the intersection of health disparities with psychological, physiological, and developmental factors on health outcomes in pediatric populations. She has received a National Research Service Award- F31 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to further support her career in academic medicine. Within JHARC, Dr. Welkom is pursuing a line of study to promote adherence across several pediatric populations including pulmonary, nephrology, cardiovascular, and hematology health conditions.

 

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