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Evidence-Based Medicine

Evidence-based medicine is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. Evidence-based medicine is an interdisciplinary approach which uses techniques from science, engineering, biostatistics and epidemiology, such as meta-analysis, decision analysis, risk-benefit analysis, and randomized controlled trials to deliver “ the right care at the right time to the right patient.” (Source : AHRQ)

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) aims for the ideal that healthcare professionals should make "conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence" in their everyday practice. The practice of evidence-based medicine uses systematic reviews of the medical literature to evaluate the best evidence on specific clinical topics (evidence synthesis). The evidence is then translated into practice by medical practitioners who select treatment options for specific cases based on the best research, patient preferences and individual patient characteristics (knowledge translation). Evidence-based medicine practitioners engage in life-long learning and are committed to the continuing education of professionals and patient communities.
Information about the faculty working in this research area and their projects is provided below.

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Bass, Eric Biren, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center
Director of the Foundations of Public Health Course in the School of Medicine
Co-Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Public Health and Community Service in the School of Medicine
Research Interests: evidence-based medicine, and comparative effectiveness of medical and surgical interventions
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Berger, Zackary Dov, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Editor, Johns Hopkins Physician Education and Assessment Center
Research Interests: Role of the primary care provider in cancer survivorship, Doctor-patient communication, Bioethics, Social media and health, Shared decision making and patient-centered care
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Chander, Geetanjali, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Research Interests: Effects of alcohol use and mental disorders on HIV disease outcomes, Behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for individuals with HIV, alcohol use and other drug use
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Guallar, Eliseo, M.D., M.P.H.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Research Interests: Cardiovascular disease epidemiology, Epidemiologic methods, Polyunsaturated fatty acids, Fish oils, Heavy metals, Meta-analysis
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Robinson, Karen A., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine
Joint Appointment in Health Sciences Informatics
Director, JHU Evidence-based Practice Center
Joint Appointment in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Joint Appointment in Health Policy & Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Research Interests: Health informatics, Evidence-based health care
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Segal, Jodi Beth, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Associate Director, Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Director, Pharmacoepidemiology Program
Research Interests: Comparative effectiveness research, Pharmacoepidemiology, Evidence synthesis, High-value healthcare

Rehan Qayyum, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Research Interests: Platelet biology, hemostasis and thrombosis, pharmacogenomics of anti-platelet agents, genetic epidemiology, systematic reviews, meta-analysis.
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Sonal Singh, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine and International Health
Faculty member, Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Research Interests: Pharmaceutical outcomes research, drug safety, and pharmacoepidemiology
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED      

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