Taking research beyond the data. Moving education beyond the classroom.

RESEARCH: Our research spans many axes but the common thread is a focus on population health. Learn more about our work via our Divisions and Centers.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

The Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse (CoRAL) division focuses on developing innovative interventions and generating new knowledge regarding the origins of chronic disease, obesity, and consequences through the lifecourse.

Chronic Disease Research Across the Lifecourse

Health Policy and Insurance Research

The division of Health Policy and Insurance Research (HPI) research areas include understanding effects of high-cost medical care, pharmaceutical policies, health insurance innovations, personalized medicine, delivery system changes, behavioral interventions, and cost-quality trade-offs.

Health Policy and Insurance Research

Biostatistics

The Biostatistics division is the home for statistical consultation and research at the Institute. The group collaborates widely on causal inference, observational epidemiology, bioinformatics, microsimulation, statistical software and graphics, and general statistical applications.

Biostatistics

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

The Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics (CHeRP) division leads population-based research in pediatrics. Its work in asthma, childhood infections, vaccines, and health policy has directly shaped national policy recommendations in these areas.

Center for Healthcare Research in Pediatrics

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) division assess the safety of medical products, novel methods for illness surveillance and control of both healthcare and community-acquired infections.

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centers of Excellence

We are home to three Centers of Excellence. These centers’ primary purpose is to foster intellectual collaboration among faculty across Divisions that have shared research interests, and to promote the expertise of these individuals to the outside world.

Centers of Excellence
More than 25 Years of Innovation & Impact
Explore the milestones that built the HMS and HPHC partnership

TEACHING: We give physicians and population scientists tools to become better health care leaders of the future.

NEWS & EVENTS

New Study Calls for Re-evaluation of Antidepressant Warnings

October 7, 2020

In a new study in the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric Research & Clinical Practice, lead and senior authors Christine Lu, PhD, MSc, and Stephen Soumerai, ScD and team probe further into FDA public health advisories issued beginning in late 2003. The advisories cautioned that children, adolescents, and young adults taking antidepressants were at an increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior. The study team built on their prior work on the same warnings to produce the first long-term study on this subject. We spoke with Drs. Lu and Soumerai to learn more.

Investigator Spotlight: Getting to Know Peter James

August 12, 2020

Welcome to our spotlight series, where we look beyond the CV and discover more about our investigators. Meet Peter James, who joined the Department of Population Medicine in 2017. Trained in environmental health and epidemiology, Dr. James has focused his research on estimating the influence of geographic contextual factors, including exposure to nature, the built environment, the food environment, air pollution, light pollution, noise, and socioeconomic factors, on health behaviors and chronic disease.