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Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness


The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is training the next generation of leaders in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.

Through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Center supports a diverse group of trainees, from masters' and doctoral students to clinical residents, fellows and junior faculty.

The Center, in collaboration with the Department of Pharmacy, sponsors a monthly seminar series with alternating speakers from the Bloomberg School and Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as an expanding selection of coursework for those interested in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety.

These courses are available to both degree-seeking students and non-degree-seeking candidates, and may be pursued as part of a formal certificate program in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. In addition, the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE) has an active student chapter at Johns Hopkins.

MPH Practicum Guidance

All MPH students at JHSPH are required to complete a practicum experience to comply with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) school of public health accreditation requirements. The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness has compiled a guildance document that includes a list of experts throughout industry, government and other professional sectors that are willing to work with students to develop practicum projects. Please visit the main practicum website for more information about requirements and procedures.