Research Lab Results for public health
Amita Gupta LabPrincipal Investigator:
Amita Gupta, M.D., M.H.S.
The Amita Gupta Lab focuses on drug trials to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and othe...r co-morbidities in adults, including pregnant women and children who reside in low-income settings. We also conduct cohort studies assessing HIV, inflammation and nutrition in international settings; TB in pregnancy; and risk factors for TB in India (CTRIUMPH). We collaborate with several faculty in the Center for TB Research, Division of Infectious Diseases and the School of Public Health. view moreResearch Areas: global health, nutrition, infectious disease, HIV, inflammation, tuberculosis
Andrew Lane LabPrincipal Investigator:
Andrew Lane, M.D.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
The Lane laboratory is focused on understanding molecular mechanisms underlying chronic rhinosi...nusitis, particularly the pathogenesis of nasal polyps, as well as inflammation on the olfactory epithelium. Diverse techniques in molecular biology, immunology, and physiology are utilized to study epithelial cell innate immunity, olfactory loss, and response to viral infection. Ongoing work explores how epithelial cells of the sinuses and olfactory mucosa participate in the immune response and contribute to chronic inflammation. The lab creates and employs transgenic mouse models of chronic nasal/sinus inflammation to support research in this area. Collaborations are in place with the School of Public Health to explore mechanisms of anti-viral immunity in influenza and COVID-19. view moreResearch Areas: nasal polyps, immunology, COVID-19, olfaction, cell culture, transgenic mice, chronic rhinosinusitis, innate immunity, neuroscience, molecular biology
Ariel Green LabPrincipal Investigator:
Ariel R. Green, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Research in the Ariel Green Lab focuses on informing and improving decisions surrounding the us...e of invasive medical technologies for older adults with complex medical diseases. Our long-term goals are to conduct epidemiologic research, create public health initiatives, and help shape policies that improve the lives of older adults. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, health care policy, decision making, gerontology
Bakker Memory LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Arnold Bakker, Ph.D., M.A.
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Research in the Bakker Memory Laboratory is focused on understanding the mechanisms and brain n...etworks underlying human cognition with a specific focus on the mechanisms underlying learning and memory and the changes in memory that occur with aging and disease. We use a variety of techniques including neuropsychological assessments, experimental behavioral assessments and particularly advanced neuroimaging methods to study these questions in young and older adults and patients with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.Research Areas: epilepsy, depression, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease
Through our collaborations with investigators in both basic science and clinical departments, including the departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neurology and Public Health, our research also focuses on brain systems involved in spatial navigation and decision-making as well as cognitive impairment in neuropsychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, depression and anxiety. view more
Brain Health ProgramLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Leah Rubin, Ph.D., M.A., M.P.H.
The Johns Hopkins Brain Health Program is a multi-specialty team of experts from the Johns Hopk...ins School of Medicine, Whiting School of Engineering, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. view moreResearch Areas: memory problems related to HIV infection, mental illness and traumatic brain injury, aging, dementia
Casey Overby LabPrincipal Investigator:
Casey Taylor, Ph.D.
Research in the Casey Overby Lab focuses on the intersection of public health genomics and biom...edical informatics. We’re currently developing applications to support the translation of genomic research to clinical and population-based health care settings. We’re also working to develop knowledge-based ways to use big data — including electronic health records — to improve population health. view moreResearch Areas: public health, genomics, electronic health records, bioinformatics
Cervical Dysplasia Research LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Cornelia Trimble, M.D.
Gynecology and Obstetrics
We are interested in how immune responses occur in the cervix. The focus of our translational ...research is on developing immune therapies for disease caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infection causes more cancers than any other virus in the world. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer caused by HPV, and although we have known how to screen for it for over half a century, it remains the second most common cause of cancer death in women. Although the preventive vaccines are a public health milestone, they prevent HPV infections, but are not designed to make immune responses to treat HPV. We are testing different strategies to make immune responses that could treat HPV disease. Our dedicated researchers are working to extend the techniques used in HPV vaccine development to the creation of vaccines targeting other cancers with defined tumor antigens. view moreResearch Areas: cervical cancer, HPV, cancer vaccines
Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public HealthLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
The Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health is dedicated to training clinicians, research...ers and public health experts to study and address the impact that hearing loss has on older adults and public health. We aim to make measured local, national and global impacts through a macro level (e.g., public policy legislation), micro level (e.g., programs to deliver hearing care to individuals in a particular community), and everywhere in between (e.g., influential research publications, etc.) to adhere to our center’s overall mission and vision of effectively optimizing the health and function of an aging society and become the premier global resource for ground-breaking research and training on hearing loss and public health. view moreResearch Areas: otolaryngology, public health, audiology, gerontology, hearing loss, societal perspectives
Elizabeth Selvin LabPrincipal Investigator:
Elizabeth Selvin, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The Elizabeth Selvin Lab examines the intersection of epidemiology, clinical policy and public ...health policy. One of our key goals is to use the findings of epidemiologic research to inform the screening, diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and kidney disease. Much of our work looks at biomarkers and diagnostics related to diabetes and diabetes complications. Our findings — linking hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) to diabetic complications and identifying the role of A1c in diabetes diagnosis — have influenced clinical practice guidelines. view moreResearch Areas: epidemiology, biomarkers, kidney diseases, obesity, diabetes, health care policy, cardiovascular diseases
Hadi Kharrazi LabLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Hadi Kharrazi, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Research in the Hadi Kharrazi Lab focuses primarily on contextualizing clinical decision suppor...t (CDS) into population health informatics (PHI) to be used at different HIT levels of managed care, including electronic health records (EHRs) and consumer health informatics (CHI) solutions. Our team has modified and regenerated electronic quality measures (eQM) based on PHI-derived CDS to represent a population aspect of the health quality measurements. Through the Center for Population Health IT (CPHIT) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, we are pursuing PHI research that provides direct population-based CDS to providers, patients and payers. view moreResearch Areas: informatics, electronic health records, quality of care
IndoUS Clinical ResearchLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Amita Gupta, M.D., M.H.S.
Our IndoUS team, based both in Baltimore and in India, specializes in international clinical re...search (cohort studies and clinical trials), public health implementation science and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), vaccine preventable illnesses, antimicrobial resistant infections, and more recently COVID. Since 2003, our work has been focused primarily on India, where we are engaged in several Indo-JHU and international research collaborations. We partner with several leading medical and research institutions in India (e.g. BJGMC, DY Patil, Hinduja Hospital, KEM, Bharati Vidyapeeth, NIRT, JIPMER, CMC, Medanta, IISER, YRG, IIT), as well as others in sub-Saharan Africa, US and Brazil. We are actively involved in the following consortia: 1) Indo-US Vaccine Action Program sponsored RePORT India TB research consortium, which is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the government of India, Department of Biotechnology. 2) RePORT International TB Research Consortium, a multilateral global consortia for TB research, 3) US NIH funded multi-country HIV and TB trials consortia of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT) Network, 4) NIH and AmFAR funded IeDea HIV/TB Working Group and the Treat Asia-IeDEA HIV and TB epidemiology databases, and 5) CDC SHEPHERD AMR studies.Research Areas: international health, infectious disease, antimicrobial resistance, HIV, COVID in adults including pregnant women and children, tuberculosis
Our group has been awarded research grants from the US NIH, US CDC, UNITAID, Indian government, and several philanthropic foundations to investigate infectious diseases of importance to India and beyond. view more
Larry Chang LabPrincipal Investigator:
Larry Chang, M.D., M.P.H.
Research in the Larry Chang Lab focuses on innovative, multidisciplinary and pragmatic approach...es to impacting the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Our research investigates ways to improve HIV/AIDS care in low- and middle-income settings through strategies that include quantitative methods, qualitative methods, community-based trial designs, and behavioral science and economic evaluations. In addition, we research mobile technologies for health (mHealth) strategies for improving global public health and clinical care, including novel applications for intimate-partner violence intervention, dengue surveillance, and HIV care, surveillance and prevention. view moreResearch Areas: global health, infectious disease, AIDS, HIV, mHealth
Maternal-Fetal Medicine ResearchLab WebsitePrincipal Investigator:
Ahizechukwu Eke, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Gynecology and Obstetrics
The Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine is engaged in clinical, basic bench and epidemiological... research as one of its primary missions. Our strength lies in the expertise and diverse interests of our faculty, as well as in the collaborations with multiple other disciplines and departments throughout the School of Medicine, The Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the School of Biomedical Engineering. The strong research infrastructure of the Johns Hopkins University forms a solid foundation for the success of our integrated research program for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. view moreResearch Areas: maternal health, fetal medicine
Mohamed Atta LabPrincipal Investigator:
Mohamed Atta, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Atta and his research team explore the epidemiological and clinical interventions of a vari...ety of kidney diseases. Our goal is not only to advance the understanding of many kidney diseases but also to capitalize on novel discoveries of basic science to treat a wide range of rare and common kidney disorders.Research Areas: kidney diseases, HIV, hepatitis C
- Multi-international observational study of a rare form of amyloid (LECT2 amyloid) to understand its natural history with the ultimate interest of treating this condition.
- Our group has launched a project investigating the impact of COVID19 on the kidney to identify risk factors influencing outcome across different clinical phenotypes
- In collaboration with the Division of Infectious Diseases and the School of Public Health, our research has focused on the epidemiology of HIV and kidney disease. We also study clinical markers and contributing factors in the progression of kidney disease, and the association between kidney disease and heart disease.
- Our research group is participating in a multicenter consortium serving as a clinical core site to study the pathogenesis of HIV-associated kidney disease by providing well-characterized clinical specimens and corresponding clinical and laboratory data.
Nadia Hansel LabPrincipal Investigator:
Nadia Hansel, M.D., M.P.H.
Research in the Nadia Hansel Lab investigates the clinical, pathophysiologic and public health ...aspects of pulmonary diseases, with a focus on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). We have explored how environmental exposures, nutrition and diet, comorbidity and other factors influence the outcomes of diseases such as asthma and COPD. view moreResearch Areas: airway diseases, immunology, asthma, allergies, lung disease, COPD
Richard Chaisson LabPrincipal Investigator:
Richard Chaisson, M.D.
Research in the Richard Chaisson Lab primarily examines tuberculosis and HIV infection, with sp...ecific focus on global epidemiology, clinical trials, diagnostics and public health interventions. Our recent research has involved evaluating a molecular diagnostic test for tuberculosis in HIV patients; observing TB responses during treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis; and examining antiretroviral therapy adherence, virologic and immunologic outcomes in adolescents compared with adults in Southern Africa. view moreResearch Areas: global health, epidemiology, infectious disease, AIDS, HIV, tuberculosis