About JH and KP Research

Kaiser Permanente Research

Kaiser regions include Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Mid-Atlantic States (VA, MD, DC), Northern California, Northwest (Oregon/Washington) and Southern California. Each Kaiser Permanente region has its own research enterprise. Each regional research enterprise has its own leadership and areas of emphasis. Kaiser Permanente research is primarily funded by such external sources as the National Institutes for Health and the Centers for Disease Control, and it reaches beyond clinical practice to include behavioral, genetic, and environmental research. The research enterprises encourage collaboration among themselves, and many projects are interregional. For such projects, each region will likely have its own investigator to facilitate the research and ensure quality results.

Further, the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, which holds the FWA for Kaiser Permanente, develops and assures compliance with research-related government regulations and Kaiser Permanente policies and procedures. Kaiser Foundation Research Institute also works with the Kaiser Permanente National Research Council (here represented by Drs. Horberg and Jacobsen, along with Director of Kaiser Foundation Research Institute Dr. Emmons) to develop and implement the Kaiser Permanente Research strategy. All Kaiser Permanente regions participate in the PCORnet PORTAL CDRN. The RCC will work to promote the Kaiser Permanente/Johns Hopkins collaboration broadly in Kaiser Permanente.


Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute (MAPRI)

MAPRI is the research enterprise for Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States region, within the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG), with the mission to advance medical knowledge and improve the quality of care and health of our patients and communities we serve by conducting innovative scientific and clinical research.  MAPRI staff encompass a wide range of expertise, including clinical trials, health services and health policy research, epidemiology, health informatics, biostatistics, data management, research grants and contract administration, and numerous clinical specialties.

MAPRI research staff have full access to KPMAS databases, registries, and data with appropriate IRB approval. Close ties with the Medical Group and Health Plan enable a number of support services, including comprehensive health education departments and libraries, an extensive regionalized data management system, and communications team. In addition, collaborative ties exist with various local institutions, as well as other organizations across the U.S., including other Kaiser Permanente research units and the HMO Research Network (HMORN), the NIAID-sponsored North American HIV Observational Cohort Collaboration (NA-ACCORD), Cancer Research Network (CRN), and the FDA Mini-Sentinel Initiative. 



About Us

The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network (JHCRN) connects Johns Hopkins with community health care partners to promote multi-site clinical research.

The JHCRN provides a unique collaborative research infrastructure that enhances the flow of scientific information and expands the capacity to conduct clinical and translational research. By providing an integrated approach, the network is positioned to foster research collaborations across the entire continuum of healthcare and to facilitate new research partnerships.

We collaborate with both the private and public sector to more rapidly and cost effectively expedite scientific discovery through clinical trials and comparative effectiveness research to improve the care and health of patients.

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Adrian S. Dobs, MD, MHS  – Director

John E. Niederhuber, MD  – Deputy Director of the JHCRN

Channing Paller, MD – Associate Program Director of Oncology

James J. Potter, BS – Associate Program Director of Informatics

Hanan Aboumatar, MD – Associate Program Director of Population Health

Janet L. Mighty, BS Pharm, MBA – Pharmacy Support Services

Jackie Lobien, BSN, RN – CAPRES Divisional Director

Robyn Hinke – Administrative Coordinator


Luminis Health

Barry Meisenberg, MD – Chair of Department of Medicine, AAMC

Erika Siegrist MS, RN, ACRP-CP, Director Research Administration

Melissa Gerstenhaber, RN, MAS, MSN, CCRC – Network Coordinator, AAMC



Robert L Joyner Jr PhD RRT-ACCS FAARC – Director, Richard A Henson Research Institute at Peninsula Regional Medical Center

Susan Rall – Network Coordinator


Reading Hospital, an Affiliate of Tower Health

Mark Martens, MD, FACOG – Chief Academic Officer, Reading Hospital

George Tegos, PhD – Director, Clinical Research, Clinical Trials Office, Reading Hospital

Mary Ellen Alderfer, MSN – Network Coordinator, Reading Hospital


George Mason University

Rosemary Higgins, MD- Associate Dean for Research, Department of Global and Community Health