PaTH Role: Johns Hopkins Site Principal Investigator


Johns Hopkins Medicine


Daniel is a David M. Levine Professor of medicine and psychiatry; vice dean for clinical research for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a general internist who has been active caring for patients and conducting clinical research for over 20 years.

Daniel has worked with patients, nurses, social workers and physicians to develop and test new approaches to improving outcomes for patients, mostly those seen in primary care. He has led randomized clinical trials to improve outcomes in depression, smoking cessation and addictions.

Daniel’s published work includes ground-breaking studies on the relationship between depression and sleep and understanding how depression is a risk factor for developing heart disease.

Since 2005, he has been the Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the principal investigator (PI) of the Clinical and Translational Science Award program. In this role he has led the development of using Electronic Medical Records for research and expanding the role for Community Research Advisory Boards.

For the PaTH Research Network, Daniel is leading the program at Johns Hopkins. He is also taking the lead in the IRB review of the research and the development of the cohort of patients with atrial fibrillation.


PaTH Principal Investigator at Johns Hopkins Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation Institutional Official for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine overseeing human participant research Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research


Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins

Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

Osler Internal Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital

Doctor of Medicine State University of Buffalo BA Cornell University

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