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The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

The Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis is a multi-departmental multi-disciplinary center housed in the Department of Epidemiology. Created in 1990 as a collaborative effort of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the School of Medicine, the Center is devoted to the promotion of clinical trials to evaluate preventive, therapeutic, and diagnostic health interventions. The Center mission is to guide and inspire research, scholarship, and intellectual engagement, in the Johns Hopkins community and globally, in the areas of clinical trials and evidence-based healthcare. The Center goals are to:

  • Provide local, national and global leadership in clinical trials

  • Provide an internationally recognized academic curriculum related to clinical trials, systematic reviews, and evidence-based healthcare

  • Participate in and lead transdisciplinary interactions and involvement in the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis across schools from which the Center faculty is drawn.

The Center offers pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training through the clinical trials area of concentration. all students may participate in course work and activities offered by the Center (including journal clubs, seminars / speaker series, research-in-progress meetings). Further information on the Center and the area of concentration may be obtained through Dr. Kay Dickersin (, Director of the Center. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to discuss their academic goals early in the program.

Dr. Kay Dickersin, Director

Dr. Janet Holbrook, Associate Director

CCTES Core Faculty


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