Controlling a Silent Killer
At the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, researchers are pushing for ways to improve control of hypertension among African-Americans, who are disproportionately affected by this silent killer.
Toward Greater EQUALITY for LGBT Patients
The EQUALITY Study is seeking the best way to collect health information about the sexual orientation and gender identity of all patients who come to the emergency department at Johns Hopkins. The ultimate goal: to eliminate unequal treatment.
Healthy Food in the ‘Desert’
Promoting collaboration between urban farmers and neighborhood corner “chips and soda” stores can substantially increase the amount of fresh produce residents buy, a Johns Hopkins study shows.
Getting the Dosing Right with HIV
“Because African-Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV infection, it is doubly important that we get the dosing right,” says Namandje Bumpus, whose research shows that many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of maraviroc.
Dementia in Korean-American Elders
Ethnic minority elders in the United States have a higher prevalence of dementia than their white counterparts—yet are comparatively underdiagnosed and at greater risk of not receiving appropriate care. Hae Ra Han and her team are working to change that.
Ending the Stigma in Organ Donation
Surgeon Dorry Segev’s advocacy and groundbreaking research into ways to expand organ allocation are changing the lives of thousands of people around the world.
A New Center for Hearing Research
A new hearing center at Johns Hopkins will focus on system-based hearing restoration, with researchers exploring novel approaches to protect and repair the inner ear, and to ensure effective connectivity with the brain.
Reaching Young Black Gay Men
Smartphone apps could be a powerful new tool for reaching out to young black gay men at risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, says pediatrician Errol Fields.
Clues to Latino Parents’ Anguish
When pediatric psychiatrist Rheanna Platt meets with Latino children grappling with behavioral problems, she’s often pondered: Could the ways their parents adjust to life in America be playing a role? Her research is looking for answers.
Ending Disparities in Hypertension Control
Eliminating racial disparities in the outcomes of programs to control blood pressure can be accomplished with a few one-on-one coaching sessions delivered by health professionals—but not if the program requires people to get to a clinic, according to results of a Johns Hopkins Medicine study.
New Hope for Restoring Hand Function
Last February, physicians and biomedical engineers from Johns Hopkins reported what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.