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roger blumenthal

The Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease

We aim to better prevent heart disease through rigorous research, educating physicians and patients, and developing the highest level of clinical care for people at risk for developing coronary disease.

DirectorRoger Blumenthal, MD

Chemical Dependence

eric strain

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Research

We are a multidisciplinary center designed to integrate and coordinate Johns Hopkins’ substance abuse treatment services, improve patients’ experience, track patient outcomes, and strengthen teaching and research in addictions.

DirectorEric Strain, M.D.

eric strain

The Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

We are a broad-based substance abuse clinical research program encompassing both human laboratory research and outpatient treatment research.

DirectorEric Strain, M.D.

Gastroenterology and Hepatology

mark donowitz

The Johns Hopkins Center for Epithelial Disorders

We perform research on the physiology and pathophysiology of epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and kidney.

Director: Mark Donowitz, M.D.

mark donowitz

The Conte Digestive Diseases Basic and Translational Research Core Center

We focus on regulation of epithelial function, especially via changes in signal transduction, trafficking and development.

Director: Mark Donowitz, M.D.

General Internal Medicine

dhananjay vaidya

The GeneSTAR Research Program

Our team studies risk factors, genomics, biological models and cellular science to better understand the causes of heart disease and stroke.

DirectorDhananjay “Jay” Vaidya, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.

eric bass

The Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center

We produce comprehensive, systematic reviews of important medical topics using interdisciplinary teams that integrate clinical expertise with expertise in evidence-based methods, including meta-analysis, decision analysis, benefit-harms analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis.

DirectorEric Bass, M.D., M.P.H.

lawrence appel

The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Our center serves as an academic bridge between the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health to conduct clinical, epidemiologic and translational research of the highest quality.

Director: Lawrence Appel, M.D., M.P.H.

lisa cooper

The Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities

Our center studies diseases of the heart and blood vessels, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and diabetes.

DirectorLisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

albert wu

The Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research

Our team conducts multidisciplinary research on policies and practices, with a special focus on their impact on quality of care and patient-centered outcomes.

Director:  Albert Wu, M.D., M.P.H.

jodi segal

The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness

We seek to improve the safe and effective use of medications by bringing together researchers at Johns Hopkins to accomplish a fourfold mission — training, research, patient care and public service — toward best medication practices.

DirectorsG. Caleb Alexander, M.D.Jodi Segal, M.D., M.P.H.


michele bellant

The Beacham Center for Geriatric Medicine

We offer a full range of primary care for seniors, including post-hospitalization referrals, treating fractures and falls, frailty, confusion and memory problems.

Director: Michele Bellantoni, M.D.

jeremy watson

Biology of Healthy Aging Program

Our team studies range from molecular and cellular to genetic and laboratory animal-based approaches that help researchers understand the mechanisms, risk factors and pathophysiology of aging-related changes in health, function and quality of life.

DirectorsJeremy Walston, M.D.Neal Fedarko, Ph.D.

david roth

The Center on Aging and Health

We aim to promote the intellectual interactions that are essential to developing creative approaches to solve the important health and health care problems for an aging population.

DirectorDavid Roth, Ph.D.

Bruce Leff

The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research

We aim to perform and advance research that transforms health care and the lives of older adults.

DirectorBruce Leff, M.D.

jeremy walston

The Johns Hopkins Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center

Our center was created to support the next generation of researchers to determine causes and treatments for frailty in older adults.

DirectorJeremy Walston, M.D.

Infectious Diseases

david holtgrave

The Center for AIDS Research

We aim to address a Baltimore epidemic by recruiting and developing a new generation of HIV/AIDS researchers.

DirectorsDavid Holtgrave, Ph.D.; Susan Sherman, Ph.D.; and Renata Sanders, M.D., M.P.H.

robert bollinger

The Center for Clinical Global Health Education

Our center aims to empower health care providers and health researchers in resource-limited communities. The center’s partnerships currently span 20 countries.

DirectorsRobert Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H.

robert chaisson

The Center for Tuberculosis Research

We aim to apply medical technology to basic advances in understanding of the pathogenesis of TB, host immunity to TB, mechanisms of spread and animal models that better emulate the pathology of human disease.

DirectorsRichard Chaisson, M.D.

paul auwaeter

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases

We are dedicated to the clinical research of diseases that may be classified as environmental infectious diseases, includes disease-causing agents found in traditional ecological environments, such as air, soil and water, and those acquired from built environments (home, hospital and community).

DirectorsPaul Auwaerter, M.D., M.B.A.

Kieren Marr

The Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases Program

Our program aims to expand institutional expertise in clinical and academic activities focused on infectious complications in transplant (solid organ and stem cell) and oncology patients at Johns Hopkins.

DirectorsKieren Marr, M.D.

mark sulkowski

The Viral Hepatitis Center

Our center has several extensive programs in basic research related to hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections.

DirectorsMark Sulkowski, M.D.

jonathan zenilman

The Center for Reproductive Tract Infections

We aim to provide accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of reproductive tract infections and sexually transmitted infections in a sensitive and confidential environment.

DirectorsJonathan Zenilman, M.D.

Molecular Medicine

andrew feinberg

The Center for Epigenetics

We have brought together investigators in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical medicine to develop new technologies to apply to basic science and population-based epigenetic studies.

DirectorsAndrew Feinberg, M.D., M.P.H.

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

kristin reikert

The Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center

We are leaders in the design of innovative interventions to promote adherence and the measurement and evaluation of adherence within clinical trials.

DirectorsKristin Reikert

dale needham

Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery

We are a multidisciplinary clinical and research group focused on understanding and improving patient outcomes after critical illness and surgery.

DirectorsDale Needham, M.D., Ph.D.


antony rosen

The Rheumatic Diseases Research Core Center

Our team maximizes scholarship for the causes, mechanisms, treatment and prevention of autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

DirectorsAntony Rosen, M.B.Ch.B., M.D