The Brigham Hospital Medicine Unit (HMU) is nationally recognized for its research program. Led by Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper, Director of Clinical Research, and Dr. Stephanie Mueller, Associate Director, the HMU research program is closely integrated with that of the BWH Division of General Internal Medicine but maintains its own areas of focus and expertise.
Members of the hospitalist service are currently engaged in over $10 million in internally and externally funded research projects in a variety of content areas, including patient quality and safety, equity of care, transitions of care, use of health information technology, and pharmacoepidemiology. Funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, as well as several foundations and industry partners. The HMU also now runs the Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine, the only Boston-area fellowship focused on training the next generation of hospitalist researchers.