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In 1989, the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research was established.

It serves as an academic bridge between the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health to conduct clinical, epidemiologic, and translational research of the highest quality. The Welch Center showcases how successful interdisciplinary collaboration leads to landmark research studies, as well as meaningful community and policy innovations.

An Alliance between Public Health and Medicine: Advancing the Health of Populations and People

Great teams produce great science. By fostering collaborative science that involves research-oriented clinicians and research method experts, we conduct high-impact studies that advance the health of populations and people. At the Welch Center, we value the talent and input of our students, staff, and faculty – establishing a collegial and highly stimulating environment that promotes the professional development of all.

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Featured Stories

The Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium aims to improve clinical practice and research, mainly for kidney disease, by conducting sophisticated meta-analyses.

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We conduct training for junior faculty, clinical fellows, doctoral and masters’ degree candidates, medical residents, medical students, and public health students.

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Faculty Spotlight

Kuni Matsushita is a clinical epidemiologist and one of our newest Welch Center core faculty members.

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Fast Facts

21 journal publications with Highest Impact Factor (>10) in 2014
284: Sum of # of citations in 2014 for all core faculty members’ papers
22 T32 Grants
Diverse Work Environment with 65% female and 29% under-represented minority
Core Faculty has 16 MDs with master’s degrees, 8 MD-PhDs or MD-DrPHs, 5 PhDs, and 2 Master’s
22 faculty with SOM Primary affiliation, 9 faculty with BSPH as primary affiliation
78 grants as PI/Co-PI in 2014
7 SOM divisions that WC faculty have placement in
150 research coordinators, research assistants, data analysts, administrative, data entry or clerical staff at the Welch Center

I wanted to get great training and supportive mentorship in a highly collaborative environment. I also wanted a place where I would interact with talented faculty and trainees with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The Welch Center perfectly fit that bill.

Chiadi Ndumele, MD, MHS, a former trainee