New Precision Medicine Tools Available to ALL Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers

Johns Hopkins inHealth was launched in 2011 by The Johns Hopkins University as an institutional initiative aimed at leveraging Johns Hopkins’ collective strengths to realize the promise of individualized medicine.

Five years later, Johns Hopkins inHealth and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory joined forces, bringing together biomedical research and systems engineering to elevate our precision medicine efforts by intelligently using information to tailor care plans, detect diseases earlier and deliver treatments using more effective and affordable methods.

Today, Johns Hopkins Medicine is celebrating our triumphs in precision medicine at the second annual Johns Hopkins inHealth Precision Medicine Symposium. The event was organized by Ken Pienta, director of research for the Brady Urological Institute and co-leader of the Kimmel Cancer Center’s Prostate Cancer Program, with our thanks. Experts from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins Information Technology, as well as colleagues from other institutions are presenting. They are sharing latest research discoveries and new, homegrown resources that allow our investigators to more efficiently request and analyze patient information in a secure environment that promotes insight gathering, and that have started to guide providers in prescribing more appropriate treatment plans for our patients.

Now, we are excited to share these resources with you. Starting today, all Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have access to the following precision medicine tools and resources:

  • The Precision Medicine Analytics Platform (PMAP) Portal, a website that helps investigators get started on precision medicine research.
  • A risk tiers matrix and calculator, which help investigators determine a study’s risks to patient privacy and need for Data Trust review.
  • PMAP, the most secure and convenient place for researchers to store and conduct complex analyses with large, sensitive datasets. Johns Hopkins researchers can use PMAP, its data and tools at low cost.
  • The Technology Innovation Center, a resource created to assist researchers in turning insights into clinical applications. The center charges a fee for its design research, software development and data analysis services.

To learn more about these resources and how to access them, please watch a short video, read an article in Dome and visit Johns Hopkins inHealth.

We hope these resources continue to inspire you to make headway in this important research area, and help you more efficiently deliver the promise of precision medicine now and in the years to come.



Antony Rosen, M.B.Ch.B.
Vice Dean for Research
Co-director, Johns Hopkins inHealth
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Daniel Ford, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Peter Greene, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Dwight Raum
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

Scott Zeger, Ph.D.
Co-director, Johns Hopkins inHealth
Professor, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
John C. Malone Professor, Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering

Sezin Palmer
Mission Area Executive, National Health Mission Area
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory