Effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Usual Care

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on Back Pain and Functional Limitations in Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain

PCORI Board Authorizes $22 Million to Compare Treatment Options for Chronic Low Back Pain

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Also approves $12.5 million for Patient-Powered Research Network demonstration projects

Study Shows Patients Prefer IPads to Doctors When Discussing Surgery

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Often patients undergo procedures without real informed consent being achieved due to technical language, jargon and time pressure, with up to half of patients finding it difficult to understand what their doctor tells them

Improving the Relevance and Consistency of Outcomes in Comparative Effectiveness Research

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Policy makers have clearly indicated that reporting outcomes that are meaningful to patients is crucial for improvement in healthcare delivery and cost reduction. Better interpretation and generalizability of clinical research results that incorporate patient-centered outcomes research can be achieved by accelerating the development and uptake of core outcome sets (COS)

How to Make the Most of the Drugs We Already Have

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Though you may not have realized it, there’s a good chance that a doctor has prescribed you a medication for a use other than what it was approved for. This off-label use is perfectly legal, but isn’t as safe as it might be, in part because incentives to invest in costly clinical trials to test such uses are weak

Reporting of Clinical Trial Results by Top Academic Centers Remains Poor

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Researchers found that only 29% of completed clinical trials led by investigators at major US academic centers were published within two years of completion and only 13% reported results on the largest clinical trial registry, ClinicalTrials.gov

How Big Data Is Transforming Medicine

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When we visit our doctor or go into hospital, we have faith in the knowledge that the healthcare professionals involved are treating us according to proven scientific methods, otherwise known as evidence-based medicine (EBM). This means they’re prescribing drugs or selecting treatment methods that have proven successful in clinical research

Theo Schall, MSW

Research Program Coordinator

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Nathan Risinger, B.A., is a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  He is interested in the concept of free will, especially in relation to the possibility of objective moral truths. Be the first to like. Like Unlike

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Research Scientist, Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Matthew DeCamp

Greenwall Post-Doctoral Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow in General Internal Medicine and the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy at the Berman Institute.  His current research interests include global health (including ethical issues in short-term global health training programs); medicine 2.0 and medical professionalism; and health and human rights with a focus on […]

Sabeeh Baig

Undergraduate Bioethics Intern

Sabeeh is a junior at Johns Hopkins University completing majors in Public Health and Anthropology with the eventual goal of becoming a physician. Sabeeh is also interested in moral philosophy and its intersection with Islamic mysticism or gnosis.  It is this intersection that reinforces his interest in bioethics, as he is particularly interested in developing […]

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Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Div. of General Internal Medicine, Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Research Program Coordinator

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Research Program Coordinator

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Director of Research and Statistics, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Professor, Dept of Medicine; Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, School of Medicine

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Director of Outreach and Research Support, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Director, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH

Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics; Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

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