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Discoveries for a Better Tomorrow: Healthcare

Defining Ethics for Public Health — Dr. Nancy Kass

Public health creates policies to keep everyone healthy, but medical ethics allows patients to decline recommended treatments. Dr. Kass is working on defining ethics for public health to respect individual rights while preventing public health from being compromised.

The Effect the Environment Has on Research – Julie Watson, Vet.M.B.

Julie Watson, Vet.M.B., is a lab animal veterinarian at Johns Hopkins. With her team, she helps figure out when the housing conditions, not the experiment, influence the results of a research study.

Children Living in Poverty – Tina Cheng, M.D.

Tina Cheng, M.D., and her team are working on ways to develop and test programs to interrupt the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.

Patient Navigators Impact on Patients – Fabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S.

Fabian Johnston, M.D., M.H.S., and his team are studying patient navigators' impact on the patients quality of life during their most severely ill and vulnerable times.

Who Gets Sick, Who Gets Better and Why? – Dr. Jeremy Greene

Dr. Jeremy Greene’s research explores how drugs redefine the way people live with disease and paradoxically produce new diseases with unexpected physiological, economic and social consequences.

Individualized Care for Patients – Dr. Nancy Li Schoenborn

The goal of Dr. Nancy Li Schoenborn and her team is to improve communication between doctors and older adults so care decisions can be tailored to their needs.

Treating Patients Addicted to Opioids – Dr. Brendan Saloner

Dr. Brendan Saloner research focuses on strategies to increase access to treatment by showing that patients are more likely to get the help they need when it is fully included in health insurance programs.

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