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  • Amita Gupta Lab

    The Amita Gupta Lab focuses on drug trials to prevent and treat HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and other 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.

    Research Areas: global health, nutrition, infectious disease, HIV, inflammation, tuberculosis

    Principal Investigator

    Amita Gupta, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Benjamin Bodnar Lab

    Research in the Benjamin Bodnar Lab focuses on global health, particularly the application of quality-improvement techniques in resource-limited and developing health care environments. Lab work utilizes insights gained through Dr. Bodnar's past work with projects including Partners in Health, The Millennium Villages Project and the Mulago University-Yale University Collaboration in Uganda.

    Research Areas: global health, quality improvement

    Principal Investigator

    Benjamin Bodnar, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Clemens Lab

    Research in the Clemens Lab focuses on identification of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that mediate bone formation and repair. Currently, we are studying the role of sensory nerves in bone and the coupling of bone cell metabolic activity to the sensory nerves' development and function.

    The skeleton is one of the most important structures in our bodies. Bones allow us to stand, walk and move from one place to another, and they serve as protectors of our vital organs. With aging, our skeleton both loses its bone mineral and the structure (micro-architecture). The fine trabecular bone is organized into plates and rods, and these structures develop cracks and discontinuity. As we age, bone is lost and its structure compromised. This degradation of our bone structure — osteoporosis — is a global health problem. Thomas Clemens, M.D. is the director of the Clemens lab. He is the Lewis Cass Spencer professor of orthopaedic surgery and the vice chair for research in the Department of... Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins. view more

    Research Areas: osteoporosis, orthopaedics, sensory nerves, osteopenia, bone disease, bone repair

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    Principal Investigator

    Thomas Clemens, Ph.D.

    Department

    Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Gerard Anderson Lab

    Research in the Gerard Anderson Lab examines chronic conditions, comparative insurance systems in developing countries, medical education, health care payment reform and technology diffusion. We’ve conducted reviews of health systems for USAID and the World Bank in several countries.

    Research Areas: medical education, global health, health care payment reform, health insurance, chronic illnesses

    Principal Investigator

    Gerard Anderson, Ph.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Gregory Kirk Lab

    Research in the Gregory Kirk Lab examines the natural history of viral infections — particularly HIV and hepatitis viruses — in the U.S. and globally. As part of the ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the Intravenous Experience) study, our research looks at a range of pathogenetic, clinical behavioral issues, with a special focus on non-AIDS-related outcomes of HIV, including cancer and liver and lung diseases. We use imaging and clinical, genetic, epigenetic and proteomic methods to identify and learn more about people at greatest risk for clinically relevant outcomes from HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections. Our long-term goal is to translate our findings into targeted interventions that help reduce the disease burden of these infections.

    Research Areas: global health, Hepatitis, Africa, AIDS, cancer, HIV, drugs, liver diseases

    Principal Investigator

    Gregory Kirk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Jeremy Greene Lab

    Research in the Jeremy Greene Lab focuses on the history of disease and the ways that medical technologies affect our understanding of what it means to be sick, healthy, normal or abnormal. Particular areas of interest include 20th century clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, medical anthropology and global health.

    Research Areas: global health, clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, medical anthropology, history of medicine

  • Jeremy Sugarman Lab

    Research in the Jeremy Sugarman Lab focuses on biomedical ethics—particularly, the application of empirical methods and evidence-based standards to the evaluation and analysis of bioethical issues. Our contributions to medical ethics and health policy include work on the ethics of informed consent, umbilical cord blood banking, stem cell research, international HIV prevention research, global health and research oversight.

    Research Areas: global health, medical ethics, stem cells, HIV, evidence-based medicine, bioethics

    Principal Investigator

    Jeremy Sugarman, M.A., M.D., M.P.H.

    Department

    Medicine

  • John Sampson Lab

    Researchers in the John Sampson Lab investigate relevant, appropriate, affordable and sustainable ways to improve anesthesia and perioperative care in low-resource settings. The team’s research interests include the Universal Anesthesia Machine; interpersonal relationships between anesthesia providers and their patients; how the quality of those relationships impacts professionalism, autonomy, anxiety, patient cooperation and patient satisfaction; how disease influences cerebrovascular reactivity as measured by MRI; and how education and communication can improve medical care in Africa and other austere environments. The team is currently working with clinicians in Ghana, Ethiopia and Kenya.

    Research Areas: global health, Africa, perioperative care, cerebrovascular reactivity, patient-provider relationships, anesthesia

  • Larry Chang Lab

    Research in the Larry Chang Lab focuses on innovative, multidisciplinary and pragmatic approaches 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.

    Research Areas: global health, infectious disease, AIDS, HIV, mHealth

    Principal Investigator

    Larry Chang, M.D., M.P.H.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Richard Chaisson Lab

    Research in the Richard Chaisson Lab primarily examines tuberculosis and HIV infection, with specific 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.

    Research Areas: global health, epidemiology, infectious disease, AIDS, HIV, tuberculosis

    Principal Investigator

    Richard Chaisson, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Sean Tackett Lab

    Research in the Sean Tackett Lab explores methods for assessing and improving medical education. Our recent work has included the design of an evaluation framework for World Federation of Medical Education basic standards for medical education. We also have participated in a student-driven initiative to develop a global health education program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

    Research Areas: medical education, global health

    Principal Investigator

    Sean Tackett, M.D., M.P.H.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Virginia Weaver Lab

    The Virginia Weaver Lab uses molecular epidemiology tools to evaluate chemically exposed populations. We explore the validation of exposure and early biological effect markers for research and medical surveillance. Our primary research area is the effects of occupational and environmental toxicants on the kidney. We are currently investigating how metals affect kidney function, examining in particular clinical measures and early biological effect markers, including urinary N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase. Our studies have involved populations of lead workers in South Korea and environmentally exposed adolescents in Mexico.

    Research Areas: medical surveillance, global health, epidemiology, biomarkers, kidney diseases, environment

    Principal Investigator

    Virginia Weaver, M.D., M.P.H.

    Department

    Medicine

  • William Weiss Lab

    The William Weiss Lab studies the monitoring, assessment and evaluation of international health care programs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Our research uses health informatics, rapid-assessment methods, mobile health applications and surveillance systems to investigate the access to health care—in particular mental health services—in populations experiencing trauma due to violence and natural disaster. Study populations include Syrian refugee children in Jordan, survivors of torture and militant attacks in Southern Iraq and survivors of natural disasters such as the Pakistan floods, the Haiti earthquake and the Indonesian tsunami.

    Research Areas: global health, mental health, mobile health, international health, informatics, disaster preparedness, trauma

    Principal Investigator

    William Weiss, Dr.P.H.

    Department

    Health Sciences Informatics

  • Youfa Wang Lab

    Research in the Youfa Wang Lab is primarily focused on exploring the social, environmental, individual, behavioral and biological causes of childhood obesity. Our goal is to develop new methods for obesity intervention while investigating the role of lifestyle factors, such as diet, on a patient’s risk of chronic diseases.

    Research Areas: global health, nutrition, childhood obesity, chronic disease, health disparities

    Principal Investigator

    Youfa Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

    Department

    Medicine

  • Zishan Siddiqui Lab

    Research in the Zishan Siddiqui Lab focuses on patient-centered care and satisfaction, preoperative medicine and clinical reasoning. We are also interested in international medicine. In a previous collaboration with Daniel Brotman, M.D., we discovered that hospital renovations do not improve patient satisfaction.

    Research Areas: global health, health care quality, patient-centered health care

    Principal Investigator

    Zishan Siddiqui, M.D.

    Department

    Medicine

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