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Prescription drugs help millions of people in the United States and around the world. However, they are not without risk. The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness seeks 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 – towards best medication practices.

Prescription Opioid Townhall

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Given the morbidity and mortality associated with prescription drug abuse, as well as the central role that pharmacoepidemiology plays in understanding this epidemic and evaluating interventions to address it, the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness was delighted to host the Town Hall held November 17, 2015. View the event page and official report here

Click here for our Center At A Glance

New Faculty Opening

The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in pharmacoepidemiology, including drug utilization, safety or comparative effectiveness research. Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, a related scientific discipline, or a clinical degree with graduate training in epidemiology or biostatistics. Applicants should also have demonstrated original scholarship in clinical, population or methodological research with an emphasis in pharmacoepidemiology, possess excellent written and communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, teaching, and/or presentations at professional meetings, and demonstrate the potential to establish and maintain external research funding. More information is available here


'Safety, Value and Innovation' Seminar Series
Julie Marie Donohue, PhD
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health

May 8, 2017
E9519, Wolfe Street Building
Click here for more information and upcoming seminars.


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