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Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
The Welch Center is a multidisciplinary research center affiliated with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Center's work promotes the health of the public by generating the knowledge required to prevent disease and its consequences. Through patient-oriented research, the Welch Center evaluates the application of laboratory discoveries as well as the adoption of best practices in clinical settings and populations. To meet this challenge, the Center harnesses the talents of a group of faculty dedicated to disease prevention, health promotion, and evidence-based health practices, integrating clinical expertise with a comprehensive knowledge of epidemiologic methods.
In its work, the Center aims to:
- Develop an understanding of the etiology of disease and disability, and its consequences in populations
- Evaluate and improve strategies for primary prevention, secondary prevention, and disease management
- Translate epidemiologic discoveries into clinical practice and public health policy
- Train future leaders in clinical epidemiology, disease prevention, health promotion, and clinical research
The Center's research is focused on diseases and conditions that impose a substantial burden on the health and resources of the public. Welch Center faculty employ a full range of research methodology, including observational epidemiology, randomized controlled trials, and effectiveness and outcomes research. Because biologic, environmental, and clinical factors interact in causing illness and disability, the Center's work is fundamentally interdisciplinary, relying on active collaboration among faculty members from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing.
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