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

Child Health Research and Policy

The Child Health Research and Policy  (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.

Division of Child Health Research and Policy

Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology

The Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology (TIDE) division assesses the safety and effectiveness 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 our Department

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

NEWS & EVENTS

New Center of Excellence Aims to Advance Health Equity for LGBTQ Communities

This June, in conjunction with Pride Month, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute announced the launch of the LGBTQ Health Center of Excellence, a partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With a mission of advancing health equity for LGBTQ communities, this first-of-its-kind center will leverage the distinctive research and teaching capabilities that both institutions are renowned for. 

2024 Fletcher Prize Award Winner Announced

We are pleased to announce that Claire Quinlan, a medical student at Harvard Medical School, has been selected to receive the annual Fletcher Prize in Population Medicine. Her winning submission, “When the Epidemic Ends, Our Work Begins: HIV Primary Care & Global Demographic Change”, advocates for a greater geriatric focus in medical education that also encompasses caring for those having lived with chronic conditions such as HIV.