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Johns Hopkins: Researcher Awarded $832K Grant from National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to Develop Health Care Interventions Aimed at Reducing Disparities in Hypertension Control

Dr. John Jackson, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, received an $832,000, five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to develop a framework for adapting health care interventions designed to reduce disparities in hypertension control to new health care settings.

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Disparities in hypertension are driven by barriers at the provider, health care institution and community levels. Evaluating interventions are expensive, and this study will determine how to best adapt and translate interventions so that new health care settings, such as safety-net clinics and hospitals, can benefit from them as soon as possible.

Dr. Jackson’s research focuses on developing conceptual and methodological frameworks for using observational data to inform interventions and strategies to reduce disparities in health and health care. He takes established, evidence-based interventions proven to reduce disparities and seeks to adapt them to new settings, aimed to help develop priorities and strategies for achieving equity in health and health care.