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

NEWS & EVENTS

Research Recap: November 7 - December 2

February 1, 2023

This overview covers studies published over the course of a month by Institute investigators and their collaborators spans a wide variety of topics, including:

Antibiotic treatment for sepsis; sexual violence reporting among student-athletes; research methods; medical product safety during pregnancy; the effect of trace elements on liver function in early pregnancy; longitudinal developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) research; associations of greenness, parks, and blue space with neurodegenerative disease hospitalizations among older us adults; associations of neighborhood opportunity and social vulnerability with trajectories of childhood body mass index and obesity among us children

For all faculty publications, see our Publications page. For up-to-date media coverage and research findings, visit In the Media, and follow us on Twitter. To search for a subject matter expert, visit our Investigator Directory.

2022 in Review: Our Most Engaging Research

January 17, 2023

In 2022, Institute faculty published 100’s of papers, many of them first- or senior-author publications, in a variety of medical journals, ranging from New England Journal of Medicine to JAMA to highly specialized journals like The Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, and Vaccine.

Here are the ten publications that received the most attention on social media, in the press, and in page views and downloads. True to the Institute’s mission, this work aims to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies.

Measured by Altmetric, we present to you a 2022 year in review: our most engaging research.