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Research: Specialty Topics

Our research teams conduct clinical and bench research on a wide variety of infectious diseases.  We encourage you to browse through the listings to find investigators, collaborators, and mentors.

Antibiotic Resistance and Stewardship

Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Established in 2001, the Johns Hopkins Antimicrobial Stewardship Program is responding to the challenges of changing antibiotic resistance patterns, rising antibiotic costs, and introduction of new antibiotics.  Through education and research, the program mission is to insure that every patient at the Johns Hopkins Hospital who needs antimicrobial therapy gets optimal drug choice, dose, duration, and route of administration while minimizing resistance development and toxicity.  Infectious Disease faculty affiliated with the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program include Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS; Maria Valeria Fabre, MD; and Sara Keller, MD, MPH, MSHP

Center for Infectious Diseases and Long Term Care 

The Center for Infectious Diseases and Long Term Care collaborates with short-tern post-acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term care facilities to provide guidance and expertise on the effective management of antibiotics.  Infectious Disease faculty affiliated with the Center for Infectious Diseases and Long Term Care include Jonathan Zenilman, MD and Morgan Katz, MD, MHS.

Environmental Infectious Diseases

The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases

Established in 2012, The Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases is dedicated to clinical research of diseases caused by agents fround in traditional ecological environments, such as air, soil, and water, in addition to vector-borne or zoonotic diseases, and those acquired from build environments (home, hopstilal, and community).  The mission of the Fisher Center is dedicated to the clinical research of environmental pathogens which improves the diagnosis and treatment of these infections.  The Center’s Director is Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA.

Global Health Research

Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE)

CCGHE was established in 2005 to improve health outcomes in resource-limited communities through infectious disease research and education. Clinical and epidemiological studies—both experimental and observational—are conducted in partnership with academic and government medical institutions in India and other low and middle income countries with high burden of diseases such as HIV and TB. Research training and mentoring is provided for in-country clinicians and for U.S. students. Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH is Founding Director; Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, is Deputy Director.

Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health

The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health was founded in May of 2006 as a unique collaboration between all of the Johns Hopkins University schools that harnesses the expertise of its dedicated health and medical professionals to address a myriad of global health challenges: HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, malnutrition, hepatitis and other threats to health, especially in developing countries. The Center pulls together Hopkins’ extensive knowledge base to develop sustainable solutions that transcend the borders preventing good health throughout the world. Thomas Quinn, MD, MS is the Director.

Hepatitis

The Johns Hopkins Viral Hepatitis Center

The Johns Hopkins Viral Hepatitis Center conducts basic and clinical research related to Hepatitis B and C. Mark Sulkowski, MD is the Medical Director.

HIV/AIDS

AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)

The ACTG conducts inpatient and outpatient clinical research related to HIV infection.

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

To enhance the integration and productivity of Johns Hopkins University HIV/AIDS research, CFAR promotes inter-disciplinary innovation and collaboration for creating synergy and efficiencies across disciplines and university divisions, partner institutions, and the Mid-Atlantic CFAR Consortium.

Faculty Researchers: HIV/AIDS, A-L

 

Faculty Researchers: HIV/AIDS, M-Z

 

Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)

HEIC at the Johns Hopkins Hospital serves to promote patient safety by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections within the healthcare setting.  Infectious Disease faculty affiliated with HEIC include Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH; Clare Rock, MBBCh; Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS; Valeria Fabre, MD

Infection and Inflammation Imaging

Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research

The Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research is a core molecular imaging facility and provides state-of-the art small animal imaging equipment, including PET, SPECT, CT and US, to support the wide range of scientific projects within the diverse research community of the Johns Hopkins University and beyond.

Malaria

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

The Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute is the hub for a community of multidisciplinary researchers dedicated to treat, control, and eradicate this deadly disease.  Infectious Disease faculty conducting malaria research include Matthew Ippolito, MD and David Sullivan, Jr., MD.

 

Microbiology

Medical Microbiology Laboratory

The Medical Microbiology laboratory has extensive experience developing, conducting, and interpreting tests for patients with viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic infections, and for those prone to infections, such as cancer and AIDS patients.  Karen Carroll, MD is the Director of the Division of Medical Microbiology.  The Division of Medical Microbiology works closely with the Division of Infectious Diseases for the improvement of patient care.  Fellows in the ACGME Adult Infectious Diseases Fellowship have the opportunity to rotate through the Medical Microbiology laboratory and to attend rounds and lectures provided by the laboratory’s faculty.

Microbiome

Microbiome Research

Microbiome Research brings together investigators and labs across Johns Hopkins University interested in this innovative field of research.  The primary short-term goal is to provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration among the microbiome research community at all of the Johns Hopkins University campuses.  The long-term goal is to foster basic and translational microbiome research to advance the prevention and treatment of human diseases.

The laboratory of Cynthia Sears, MD of the Division of Infectious Diseases is interested in understanding “if, how and which” bacteria or bacterial consortia contribute to the pathogenesis of colon cancer.

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) integrates many disciplines concerned with the study of the transmission, immunobiology and pathogenesis of bacterial, parasitic, viral, immunological and infectious diseases of public health importance.  Research is at the population, organismal, cellular and molecular levels.

Although MMI is a part of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, a number of faculty have joint appointments in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology.  Infectious Disease faculty affiliated with MMI include Arturo Casadevall, MD, MS, PhD; Andrea Cox, MD, PhD; Robert Gilman, MD; Diane Griffin, MD, PhD; Yukari Manabe, MD, Joseph Margolick, MD, PhD; Thomas Quinn, MD; Cynthia Sears, MD; David Sullivan, MD; and Chloe Thio, MD.

 

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases of the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center is a separate division from the adult oriented Division of Infectious Diseases within the Department of Medicine.  However, our faculty and staff work closely with one another regarding research into the prevention, transmission, and treatment of a wide range of infectious diseases.

Point of Care Technology

The rise of Point of Care (POC) technology further enhances the clinical interaction between clinician and patient by assisting with clinical decision-making and diagnostic support.

A number of Centers of Excellence within the Division of Infectious Diseases have POC technology components:

Point of Care Technology

 

Johns Hopkins POC-IT Center

 

Center for Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

Center for Clinical Global Health Education

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis TB Research

 

Mycology Translational Research Laboratory

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The following Johns Hopkins University Centers of Excellence undertake basic and clinical research in the field of Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Center for Point-of-Care Tests for Sexually Transmitted Diseases

 

STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins

 

Faculty Researchers

Transplant and Oncology Infectious Diseases (TOID)

A number of basic and clinical research is conducted in the field of infectious diseases related to the compromised immunity resulting from solid organ and bone marrow transplants and oncology.

The TOID Center for Clinical Research

 

Mycology Translational Research Laboratory

 

HOPE in Action Study 

 

Tuberculosis (TB) and Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM)

The following Johns Hopkins University, Centers of Excellence undertake basic and clinical research in the field of Tuberculosis (TB) and Nontuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM).

Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research

 

Johns Hopkins Center for Infection and Inflammation Imaging Research

 

Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

 

Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE)

 

Center for Health Disparities Solutions