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Introduction to Clinical Research Summer Course

Course Dates: Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 2024

Registration closes Tuesday, June 25, 2024


Daniel E. Ford, MD, MPH
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD, MS
Hurley Dorrier Professor & Chair in Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Program Administrator

Noelia Cantu Norman
Project Administrator
[email protected]

Course Information

Visit the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health course catalog for more information. Course Number: PH.390.750.

Course Fees

Non-credit registration – $1,321 total
For credit registration – $2,645 total (per credit $1,321)


Lectures and small groups will be via Zoom.


Students must submit an abstract for a research project and  students will be required to watch a series of pre-recorded lectures in preparation for the “live” lectures.


Friday, June 28 2024
CoursePlus opens and draft abstracts are due. Students must submit abstracts via their CoursePlus dropbox.

Saturday, June 29- Monday, July 1, 2024 
The Pre-Test requirement is due. Directions are in CoursePlus. This can only be completed during the times indicated in the instructions.

Tuesday, July 2- Friday, July 5, 2024
Students may explore CoursePlus, view pre-recorded lectures and ask questions.

Enrollment Maximum


Recommended Textbooks

  1. Hulley SB, Cummings SR, Browner WS, Grady DG, Newman TB. (2013). Designing Clinical Research: 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (ISBN:  1608318044)
  2. Dawson B and Trapp RG. (2004). Basic and Clinical Biostatistics: 4th edition. McGraw-Hill. (ISBN:  0-07-141017-1)


  • Non-Credit Professional Development for all non-degree students.
  • Degree seeking students already enrolled at the Bloomberg School of Public Health register for credit.
  • School of Medicine Postdoctoral Fellows can register for credit or non-credit.


Laptops are mandatory. The course will require a reliable internet connection. Course materials and homework exercises will be provided electronically via CoursePlus. Student evaluations are based on paired pre- and post-test of knowledge base.