Skip to main content

Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

The Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, housed in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, is a multi-departmental, multi-disciplinary center dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical trials and evidence syntheses. Our research and teaching focuses on the generation and evaluation of evidence to inform decisions about human health.

Dr. Curtis L. Meinert (1934-2023), In Memoriam

Dr. Meinert (1934-2023) was the founding father of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials and was Director of the Center until 2005. Dr. Meinert's legacy is embedded in the design and conduct of clinical trials, including trial organization, authorship, conceptualization, principles and best practices of clinical trials. 

Click here to view the tribute from the American Lung Association (ALA) ACRC Network Steering Committee Meeting on June 30, 2023.
Click here to view the CCTES Seminar in honor of Dr. Meinert, presented by Dr. Steven Piantadosi on September 07, 2023. 


Photo of Curtis L. Meinert

Recent Events

Statistical Considerations in Biomarker-Driven Oncology Clinical Trials

Chen Hu, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Quantitative Sciences at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (March 02, 2023)

Should DSMBs Overrule Their Boundaries?

Janet Wittes, PhD, Principal Statistician at Wittes LLC in Washington DC (April 06, 2023)

When is a Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trial a Good Study Design Choice?

Karla Hemming, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics at the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK (May 11, 2023)

Curtis L. Meinert: A Life in Clinical Trials

Dr. Steven Piantadosi presented on the life and legacy of Dr. Curtis L. Meinert (September 07, 2023). 

In the News

Healio, Women's Health, Quote from Dr. Ian Saldanha

More extended health insurance coverage may increase postpartum visits, limit readmissions (June 06, 2023). Click here for full text. 


Dr. Douglas A. Jabs named "America's Best 2023" by Newsweek

Dr. Jabs was named one of "America's Best Eye Doctors 2023" by Newsweek (June 22, 2023). Click here for full text.