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Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness


Affiliated with both the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Center faculty reflect the tremendous breadth and depth of human capital within the Johns Hopkins community, and represent fields of expertise ranging from pharmacovigilance to regulatory science to psychiatric pharmacoepidemiology.

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Caleb Alexander

G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS

Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Expertise: Drug utilization, patient-provider decision making, effects of regulatory and payment policies

Gerard Anderson

Gerard Anderson, PhD

Professor of Health Policy and Management and International Health 
Expertise: Studies of chronic conditions, comparative insurance systems in developing countries, medical education, health care payment reform, technology diffusion

Jeromie Ballreich

Jeromie Ballreich, PhD, MHS

Assistant Scientist, Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Health economics, cost-effectiveness analysis, US pharmaceutical policy

Hsien-Yen Chang

Hsien-Yen Chang, PhD, MHS, MS

Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Statistical methods in analyzing medical utilization, risk adjustment and its applications, outcome evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis

Tom Colonna

Tom Colonna, JD, PhD

Associate Director of Regulatory Science, Advanced Academic Program, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Expertise: Regulatory Science

Gerald Dal Pan

Gerald Dal Pan, MD, MHS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology
Expertise: Drug surveillance and epidemiology

Maria Eng

Maria Eng, DrPH, MPH

Associate, Department of International Health, Health Systems
Expertise: Pharmaceuticals management in developing countries and underserved populations, medication access and adherence, peer education, community participation, program development and evaluation

Morgan Grams

Morgan Grams, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Expertise: Acute kidney injury epidemiology and outcomes, optimizing interventions in chronic kidney disease, prevention of complications of chronic kidney disease

Ariel R Green

Ariel R Green, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Cognitive decline in older adults, dementia, general internal medicine, geriatric consultation and preventative health, geriatric medicine, polypharmacy, primary care of older adults

Jeremy Greene

Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine
Expertise: History of therapeutics, especially the pharmaceutical industry; history of medicine and global health

Craig Hendrix

Craig Hendrix, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences and Epidemiology; Director, Drug Development Unit
Expertise: Chemoprevention of HIV infection, topical HIV microbicides, clinical pharmacology of antiviral drugs, drug interactions

Janet Holbrook

Janet Holbrook, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Expertise: Design, conduct and analysis of multi-center clinical trials

Susan Hutfless

Susan Hutfless, PhD

Instructor of Medicine
Expertise: Pharmacotherapy in inflammatory bowel disease

Yoseob Joseph Hwang

Yoseob Joseph Hwang, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: Clinical epidemiology; pharmacoepidemiology; and outcomes research

John Jackson

John W. Jackson, ScD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Mental Health
Expertise: Development of methods to address healthcare disparities, development of methods to improve transparency and conduct of observational studies and post-hoc analyses of clinical trials

Stefan P Kruszewski

Stefan P. Kruszewski, MD

Associate Professor of Mental Health
Expertise: Neuropsychiatry, addiction medicine

Alan Lyles

Alan Lyles, ScD, MPH, BSPharm

Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Public-, private- and third-sector arrangements, pharmaceutical economics and health policy, prevention and treatment of obesity, substance abuse and other lifestyle consequences

Mara McAdams Demarco

Mara McAdams DeMarco, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Surgery
Expertise: Cardiovascular and renal pharmacoepidemiology

Hemalkumar Mehta

Hemalkumar Mehta, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Expertise: Pharmaceutical health outcomes research

Brian Miller

Brian J. Miller, MD, MBA, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Expertise: FDA regulatory policy, payment policy, antitrust


Ramin Mojtabai

Ramin Mojtabai, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Mental Health
Expertise: Pharmacoepidemiology of psychiatric drugs, mental health services research including trends and correlates of use of services, barriers to accessing services, process and outcome of treatments

Richard Moore

Richard Moore, MD, MHS

Professor of Medicine; Director, Moore Clinic for HIV Care
Expertise: Pharmacoepidemiology, outcomes research in HIV treatment, epidemiology of substance abuse and alcoholism

Thomas J. Moore

Thomas J. Moore, AB

Faculty Associate in Epidemiology
Expertise: Assessing risks of therapeutic drugs, design and interpretation of clinical trials, Food and Drug Administration regulation of drugs and biologics

Susan Nesbit

Suzanne Nesbit, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management; Clinical Coordinator, Cancer Pain Service; Research Associate, Department of Oncology at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Expertise: Pain Management

Brent Petty

Brent Petty, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology
Expertise: Clinical pharmocology

Gary Rosner

Gary Rosner, ScD

Professor of Oncology; Director, Quantitative sciences Program and Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Division
Expertise: Bayesian methods, Bayesian nonparametrics, clinical trial methodology; oncology drug development; population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

Jodi Segal

Jodi Segal, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Pharmacoepidemiology, comparative effectiveness research, evidence-based review, advanced methods for using observational data

Josh Sharfstein

Joshua Sharfstein, MD

Professor of the Practice, Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Pharmaceutical regulation

Jung-Im Shin

Jung-Im Shin, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Expertise: Cardiovascular and clinical epidemiology 

Kenneth Shermock

Ken Shermock, PharmD, PhD

Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Expertise: Medication safety and quality in the hospitalized setting

Mariana Socal

Mariana Socal, MD, PhD

Associate Scientist, Department of Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Drug coverage, drug formularies, pharmaceutical policy

Elizabeth Stuart

Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

Associate Dean for Education; Professor in Mental Health, Biostatistics, Health Policy and Management
Expertise: Statistical methodology for mental health research, particularly relating to causal inference and missing data

Jonothan Tierce

Jonothan Tierce, CPhil

Faculty Associate in Epidemiology
Expertise: Health care databases and research methodologies

Ravi Varadhan

Ravi Varadhan, PhD, PhD

Associate Professor of Oncology
Expertise: Mathematical approaches for characterizing the homeostatic impairments underlying the geriatric syndrome of frailty; flexible regression modeling approaches for risk-factor etiology and prediction in observational studies of geriatric syndromes.

Joy Wan

Joy Wan, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Expertise: Clinical epidemiology and outcomes research in chronic skin diseases; pediatric dermatology; drug utilization.