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Associate Faculty

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Hanan J. Aboumatar, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
 

Research Interests: healthcare professionals' education; patient safety and health care quality; patient activation and empowerment; patient-centered care; healthcare communications 

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Shoshana H. Ballew, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension, Kidney Disease, Aging

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Michael J. Blaha, MD, MPH

Professor of Cardiology and Epidemiology
Director of Clinical Research, Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
 

Research Interests: primary prevention of heart disease and stroke; advanced subclinical atherosclerosis

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Romsai Tony Boonyasai, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Johns Hopkins Patient Access Line
 

Research Interests: hypertension; quality improvement for chronic disease; care coordination at hospital discharge

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Tammy Brady, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Hypertension Program
 

Research Interests: pediatric hypertension, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease in children, obesity

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Jeanne Charleston, PhD

Senior Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular disease and hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity, kidney disease, health disparities

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Teresa K. Chen, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

Research Interests: chronic kidney disease; epidemiology; APOL1

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Janelle W. Coughlin, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Obesity Behavioral Medicine Program
Associate Director, Center for Behavior and Health
 

Research Interests: diabetes mellitus and obesity, mental illness and substance abuse, eating disorders

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Arlene T. Dalcin, RD, MS

Research Associate, Division of General Internal Medicine
 

Research Interests: cancer, cardiovascular disease and hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity, mental illness and substance abuse

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Jennifer A. Deal, MHS, PhD

Assistant Scientist, Departments of Epidemiology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Associate Director for Academic Training, Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular disease and hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity, hearing dysfunction, cognitive decline and dementia; aging

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Jennifer L. Dodson, MD

Assistant Professor of Urology
 

Research Interests: incontinence; outcomes research; health related quality of life; abnormal bladder function in children

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Justin B. Echouffo Tcheugui, MD, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

Research Interests: diabetes, endocrinology

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Patti L. Ephraim, MPH

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular disease and hypertension, diabetes mellitus and obesity, kidney disease

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Jeffery J. Fadrowski, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
 

Research Interests: vaccines in post transplant patients; quality of life in pediatric renal transplant recipients

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Joseph Gallo, MD

Professor of Mental Health
 

Research Interests: primary health care and community settings, mixed methods in health services research, comorbidity of mental and physical health

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Allan C. Gelber, MD, MPH, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director for Education and Faculty Development, Division of Rheumatology
 

Research Interests: clinical epidemiology of the rheumatic disorders

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John Groopman, PhD

Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering
Edyth H. Schoenrich Professorship in Preventive Medicine
 

Research Interests: environmental health sciences, chemical carcinogenesis; environmental carcinogenesis; chemoprevention; cancer prevention and control

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Alden L. Gross, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: measurement harmonization; cognition; aging; latent variable methods; psychometric measurement; longitudinal analysis; Alzheimer's disease; neuropsychology

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Marc K. Halushka, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Oncology
Deputy Director of Education, Department of Pathology
 

Research Interests: cardiac transplantation; sudden cardiac death; endothelial cell biology; microRNA expression

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Junichi Ishigami, MD

Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: chronic kidney disease; cardiovascular disease; cardiorenal syndrome; infectious disease; vaccination

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Bernard G. Jaar, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

Research Interests: renal disease; peripheral arterial disease dialysis; hospital readmissions; end-stage renal disease; lead nephropathy; chronic kidney disease

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Rita R. Kalyani, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide
Director, Diabetes Management Service, Total
Pancreatectomy Islet Auto Transplant Program
 

Research Interests: muscle loss and disability among older adults with diabetes; metabolic diseases in older adults; diabetes education; gender differences in diabetes and heart disease; glycemic outcomes of islet autotransplantation; diabetes epidemiology

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Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
 

Research Interests: hearing loss; aging; cognition/dementia; brain aging; epidemiology; policy

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Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Lipid Disorders Program of the Ciccarone Center
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular risk assessment; dyslipidemia; mobile health technology; primary and secondary prevention of coronary heart disease; individuals with a family history of heart disease; improved strategies for management of cardiovascular risk factors; preventive cardiology; atherosclerosis imaging; lipids

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Mara McAdams-DeMarco, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: epidemiology of aging, end-stage kidney disease; frailty; cognitive funcation; pharmacoepidemiology

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Research Interests: Mental Illness, Substance Use, Violence, Disability Policy, Social Policy
 

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Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Women's Cardiovascular Health
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology, the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
 

Research Interests: women and heart disease; vitamin D and cardiovascular health; preventive cardiology; subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; sex hormones and cardiovascular disease

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Christine Mitchell, ScM

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: cochlear implants; childhood development; epidemiology; quality of life; vitamin D; falls; data management; data analysis

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Chirag R. Parikh, MBBS, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Ronald Peterson Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Nephrology
 

Research Interests: biomarkers; transnational research; kidney disease; epidemiology

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Scott J. Pilla, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

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Elizabeth A. Platz, MPH, ScD

Professor of Epidemiology
Deputy Chair, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: epidemiology; prostate cancer incidence and recurrence; benign prostatic hyperplasia; colorectal cancer; adenomatous polyps; diet; lifestyle; race; genetics; epigenetics; telomeres; inflammation; insulin; obesity; sex steroid hormones; vitamin D

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Wendy S. Post, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiovascular Research, Division of Cardiology
Director of Research, Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Fellowship
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; subclinical atherosclerosis imaging; prediction and prevention of coronary heart disease and sudden cardiac death; cardiovascular disease in HIV

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James J. Potter, BS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Associate, Directory of Technology and Information Systems, Gastroenterology
 

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Yingying Sang, MS

Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: chronic kidney disease; meta-analysis; risk prediction; measurement error

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Jennifer A. Schrack, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: physical activity; aging

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Jodi B. Segal, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine
Director, Pharmacoepidemiology Program
Co-Director, Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness
Associate Director, Center for Health Services and outcomes Research
 

Research Interests: comparative effectiveness research; pharmacoepidemiology; evidence synthesis; high-value healthcare

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Dorry Segev, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery
Associate Vice Chair for Research
Director, Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplant
 

Research Interests: disparities in access to transplantation; outcomes after kidney, liver, and pancreas transplantation; kidney transplantation and renal failure in the elderly; kidney paired donation (living donor kidney exchange); allocation of non-directed donors; donor-recipient matching; organ preservation solutions; decision-making algorithms for high infectious risk donors; safety and long-term survival in living kidney donors

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A. Richey Sharrett, MD

Adjunct Professor
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular disease and hypertension, mental illness and substance abuse

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Jung-Im Shin, MD

Assistant Scientist, Department of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: pharmacoepidemiology; diabetes mellitus; chronic kidney disease; cardiovascular disease

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Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS

Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor of Epidemiology
 

Research Interests: epidemiology; international health; ophthalmology; vitamin A; blindness prevention; glaucoma; visual disorders; micronutrients; clinical guidelines

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Stephen Sozio, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Co-Director, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Epidemiology Course
Nathans Faculty Leader, Colleges Advisory Program
 

Research Interests: chronic kidney disease epidemiology; risk factors for stroke and cognitive impairment in patients with kidney disease, with a special interest in arterial calcification and stiffness; comparative effectiveness research in dialysis patients; medical education

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Moyses Szklo, MD, MPH

Professor of Epidemiology
University Distinguished Service Professor
 

Research Interests: subclinical atherosclerosis, cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents

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Rachel J. Thornton, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
 

Research Interests: racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care; childhood obesity; social determinants of health

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Eva Tseng, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
 

Research Interests: diabetes and obesity prevention

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Maya Venkataramani, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Mark Woodward, PhD

Adjunct Professor
 

Research Interests: cardiovascular disease; renal disease; diabetes

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Hunter Young, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Patient Services, Johns Hopkins International
Clinical Director, Johns Hopkins International Clinic
 

Research Interests: epidemiology and management of the components of the cardiometabolic syndrome including insulin resistance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia

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Scott L. Zeger, PhD

Professor of Biostatistics
 

Research Interests: cancer; mental illness and substance abuse; pneumonia