Laboratories and Research Projects

Brigham and Women's Hospital's departments and divisions are reputed for their excellence in research. Housing both laboratory and clinical research initiatives, investigators in each department and division are focused on a variety of research issues both within and beyond the confines of the traditional outpatient department.

Should you like more information about a research team that is not linked below, contact and reference this page and the laboratory's name.

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Department of)

Dermatology (Department of)

Emergency Medicine (Department of)

  • STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Charles Pozner, MD
  • Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs, Michael Vanrooyen, MD, MPH; Stephanie Rosborough, MD, MPH; P. Gregg Greenough, MD, MPH; Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH; Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH
  • Institute for International Emergency Medicine and Health, Mark a . Davis, MD; Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH
  • National Emergency Airway Registry, Ron M. Walls, MD; Calvin a . Brown, MD; Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator and Coordinating Center for multi-center studies of child abuse detection, Daniel Lindberg, MD
  • Clinical and epidemiological research, with trials on community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, asthma, and other topics; and epidemiological studies on health information technology in emergency medicine, Daniel J. Pallin, MD, MPH
  • Health Services and Clinical Research on Quality and Efficiency of Emergency Care, Jeremiah D. Schuur, MD, MHS
  • Clinical investigations in septic shock and therapeutic hypothermi,a Peter Hou, MD
  • Disaster Preparedness and Hospital Surge Capacity, Richard Zane, MD
  • Policy relevant health services research focusing on longitudinal and cross sectional variation in cost and quality of care in emergency medicine. Michael Wilson, MD, PhD
  • Emergency Ultrasound Research Group, James Q. Hwang, MD; Elke Platz, MD; Heidi Kimberly, MD
  • Variation and guideline compliance in use of radiological studies for emergency care, Ali Raja, MD, MBa
  • Universal Screening for HIV Infection in the ER USHER, and Medical Education Research, Christian Arbelaez, MD, MPH
  • Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, Andrew T. McAfee, MD, MSc

Medicine (Department of)

Medicine: Division of Aging

Medicine: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

  • Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center, Peter Libby, MD
  • Leducq TransAtlantic Network on Atherothrombosis Research, Peter Libby, MD
  • NMR Laboratory for Physiological Chemistry, Joanne Ingwall, PhD
  • Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention-Joint Program with Preventive Medicine, Paul M Ridker, MD
  • Center for Clinical Biometrics and Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Laura Mauri, MD
  • Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences, Masanori Aikawa, MD, PhD
  • Vascular Medicine Program, Mark Creager, MD
  • Arterial Dysfunction Program, Thomas Michel, MD, PhD
  • Partners Heart Failure Clinical Research Network, Lynne Stevenson, MD
  • Vascular Medicine Research Group, James Liao, MD
  • Regenerative Cardiovascular Medicine-Joint Program with Department of Anesthesia, Piero Anversa, MD
  • Clinical Endpoints Center, Marc Pfeffer, MD and Scott Solomon, MD
  • Partners Research and Education Program-PREP, Marc Pfeffer, MD
  • Vascular Profiling Laboratory-Ambulatory ECG/12-lead ECG Core Laboratory, Peter Stone, MD
  • Center for Arrhythmia Prevention, Christine Albert, MD

Medicine: Channing Laboratory

Medicine: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension

  • Aldosterone Research Group
  • Thyroid Section, Antonio Bianco, MD

Medicine: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Endoscopy

  • Blumberg Laboratory, Richard Blumberg, MD
  • Carey Laboratory, Martin Carey, MD, DSc
  • Cohen Laboratory, David Cohen, MD, PhD
  • Thompson Laboratory, Christopher Thompson, MD
  • Ukomadu Laboratory, Chinweike Ukomadu, MD, PhD
  • Zhu Laboratory, Zhenglun Zhu, MD

Medicine: Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care

Medicine: Division of Genetics

  • Cancer Genetics: Cichowski Lab, Karen Cichowski, PhD
  • Clinical Research and Clinical Trials: Leboulch Lab, Philippe Leboulch, MD
  • Computational Genetics: Bulyk Lab, Martha Bulyk, PhD; de Bakker Lab, Paul de Bakker, PhD; Sunyaev Lab, Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
  • Disease Oriented Research: Beier Lab, David Beier, MD, PhD; Cichowski Lab, Karen Cichowski, PhD; Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD; Sunyaev Lab Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
  • Gene Discovery and Gene Mapping: Beier Lab, David Beier, MD, PhD; Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD
  • Gene Therapy: Leboulch Lab, Philippe Leboulch, MD
  • Genome Science: Bulyk Lab, Martha Bulyk, PhD; de Bakker Lab, Paul de Bakker, PhD; Sunyaev Lab, Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
  • Human Genetics: de Bakker Lab, Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD; Sunyaev Lab, Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
  • Medical and Population Genetics: Cichowski Lab, Karen Cichowski, PhD; de Bakker Lab, Paul de Bakker, PhD; Sunyaev Lab Shamil Sunyaev, PhD
  • Murine Molecular Genetics: Beier Lab, David Beier, MD, PhD; Cichowski Lab, Karen Cichowski, PhD; Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD
  • Organogenesis and Development: Beier Lab, David Beier, MD, PhD; Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD
  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine: Maas Lab, Richard Maas, MD

Medicine: Division of Global Health Equity

  • CBPR to Refine an ART Adherence Intervention, Heidi Behforouz
  • Assessing mental health services needs and preferences in HIV/AIDS affected youth in Rwanda, Theresa Betancourt
  • Developing and piloting a quantitative behavioral assessment battery and a mental health intervention among HIV/AIDS affected youth… Theresa Betancourt
  • Adapting an evidence-based intervention for strengthening HIV/AIDS affected families, Theresa Betancourt
  • Epidemiology and outcomes of heart failure in Rwanda, Gene Bukhman
  • Assessing and Improving the Quality of Life of Cuban AIDS Patients, Arachu Castro
  • The Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for the Integration of Prenatal Care with the Testing and Treatment of HIV and Syphilis: a Comparative Study in Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Peru, Arachu Castro
  • Laboratory Turnaround Time in the Dominican Republic: Analysis of the Flow of Blood Specimens and Tests Results for HIV and Syphilis during Prenatal Care, Arachu Castro
  • Determining the temporal and spatial distribution of tuberculosis in Lima, Peru, Ted Cohen
  • MIDAS Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Ted Cohen
  • Prevalence, risk factors, and consequences of complex M. tuberculosis infections, Ted Cohen
  • Psychosocial intervention in HIV-affected children in Haiti, Mary Kay Smith Fawzi, Joia Mukherjee
  • Strengthening Medical Records and Technical Capacity in Rwanda through Mentorship and International Collaboration, Hamish Fraser
  • Managing Patient Data, Procurement, and Reporting Within Large-Scale Treatment Programs: The Potential of OpenMRS, Hamish Fraser
  • Evolution of OpenMRS from a Loosely Structured Collaborative Into a Formal Organizatio,n Hamish Fraser
  • Supporting the rollout of the OpenMRS in Rwanda, Hamish Fraser
  • Tailored nutrition and food security interventions in comprehensive HIV care, Louise Ivers
  • Identifying HIV and related stigma in rural Hait,i Louise Ivers
  • Non-governmental organizations and transnational technology transfer: Controlling drug-resistant tuberculosis in post-Soviet Russia, Salmaan Keshavjee
  • Overcoming barriers to effective treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, Salmaan Keshavjee, Sonya Shin
  • Exploring the role of community and social supports for patients receiving treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis without direct observation of therapy, Salmaan Keshavjee
  • Health outcomes/cost of early vs. delayed ART in Haiti, Serena Koenig
  • Evaluations and Resources Inputs Research, Chunling Lu
  • Clinical, social and adherence outcomes for HIV positive children participating in a comprehensive HIV care and treatment program in rural Rwanda, Sara Stulac, Joia Mukherjee
  • Diarrheal disease, nutritional status, survival and adherence among formula fed infants of women living with HIV/AIDS, Sara Stulac, Joia Mukherjee
  • Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of MDR/XDR tuberculosis, Megan Murray
  • TB Drug Resistance Mutation Database, Megan Murray
  • Mono-resistance to INH and floroquinolones in South Africa, Megan Murray
  • Determinants of tuberculosis, Megan Murray
  • Interactions between Diabetes and tuberculosis, Megan Murray
  • Timing of ART in patients co-infected with HIV and TB in Rwanda, Megan Murray
  • Testing interventions of human generated occupational airborne infections, Ed Nardell
  • Computational Assisted Design for Engineering Upper Room Ultraviolet UV Air Disinfection, Ed Nardell
  • Inhaled Dry Powder Capreomycin - a Phase Ia Study, Ed Nardell
  • Inhaled Antimicrobials to Reduce MDR-TB Transmission to HIV-Infected Patients, Ed Nardell
  • Outcomes of 1041 patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in rural Rwanda under a model of accompaniment and high treatment support, Michael Rich
  • Evaluating and enhanced adherence support intervention for patients at risk of Antiretroviral treatment failure in Rural Rwanda, Michael Rich
  • Evaluating two models of ART delivery in rural Rwanda, Michael Rich
  • Evaluating adherence in patients receiving 2 models of ART care in rural Rwanda, Michael Rich
  • Strengthening and Studying Community-Based, Integrated Primary Health Care Systems in Rural Rwanda, Michael Rich
  • Implementation of rapid diagnostic methods for MDR-TB under program conditions, Sonya Shin
  • Integration of alcohol care into TB services, Sonya Shin
  • Improving diagnosis and treatment adherence among TB-HIV co-infected individuals, Sonya Shin
  • Effectiveness of alcohol interventions among TB patients in Tomsk Russia, Sonya Shin
  • Community-based outreach for Chronic Disease Management in Native American Populations, Sonya Shin
  • Community-based accompaniment with supervised antiretrovirals in Lima, Peru, Sonya Shin
  • Community-based detection of HIV-TB co-infection in an urban resource-poor setting, Sonya Shin

Medicine: Division of Hematology

Medicine: Division of Infectious Disease

Medicine: Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine

Medicine: Division of Pharmacoepidemiology

  • BWH DEcIDE Center, Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD

Medicine: Division of Preventive Medicine

Medicine: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD
  • Churg Strauss Syndrome CSS
  • Host Defense/Immunologic
  • Interstitial Lung Disease ILD
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis LAM
  • Lung Development
  • Lung Injury/Sepsis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Stem Cell/Regenerative Medicine

Medicine: Renal Division

Medicine: Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

  • Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Clinical Research Center, Michael E. Weinblatt, MD
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Center, Nancy Shadick, M.D. BRASS
  • Center for Lupus and Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Bonnie a . Bermas, MD
  • Asthma and Allergic Diseases Center, Joshua A. Boyce, MD
  • Section of Clinical Sciences, Daniel Solomon, MD
  • Lymphocyte Biology Section, Michael B. Brenner, MD
  • Inflammation and Allergic Diseases Section, K. Frank Austen, MD

Medicine: Division of Sleep Medicine

  • Clinical Sleep Disorders Program
  • Sleep Disorders Research Program
  • Sleep, Aging and Circadian Rythym Disorders, PPG program project, Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
  • Training in Sleep, Circadian & Respiratory Neurobiology T-32 Training Grant, Charles A. Czeisler, PhD, MD
  • National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Drs. Czeisler, Klerman and Lockley

Medicine: Division of Translational Medicine

  • Stossel Laboratory, Thomas P. Stossel, MD
  • Hartwig Laboratory, John H. Hartwig, PhD
  • Kwiatkowski Laboratory, David J. Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD
  • Dabora Laboratory, Sandra L. Dabora, M.D., PhD
  • Italiano Laboratory, Joseph E. Italiano, Jr., PhD
  • Hoffmeister Laboratory, Karin M. Hoffmeister, MD

Neurology (Department of)

Neurology: Division of Basic Neuroscience Research, Chief: Dennis J. Selkoe, MD

Neurology: Division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Chief: Kirk Daffner, MD

Neurology: Division of Neuro-Critical Care, Chief: Galen V. Henderson, MD

Neurology: Division of Epilepsy and Sleep Neurology, Chief: Barbara Dworetzky, MD

  • Edward B. Bromfield Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Barbara Dworetzky, MD

Neurology: Division of Headache and Pain, Chief: Elizabeth Loder, MD

Neurology: Division of General Neurology, Chief: Thomas Walshe, MD

Neurology: Division of Movement Disorders, Chief: Lewis Sudarsky, MD

Neurology: Division of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-Immunology, Chief: Howard L. Weiner, MD

Neurology: Division of Neuromuscular Disease, Chief: Anthony Amato, MD

Neurology: Division of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Chief: Don Bienfang, MD

Neurology: Division of Neuro-Oncology, Chief: Patrick Y. Wen, MD

Neurology: Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular, Chief: Steven Feske, MD

Neurology: Women’s Neurology Program

Neurosurgery (Department of)

  • Agar Lab: Surgical Molecular Imaging Laboratory
  • Anderson Lab: Epilepsy Research
  • Day Lab: The Stroke Laboratory
  • Black Lab: Neurosurgical Oncology Laboratory
  • Claus Lab: Neuro-Epidemiology Research
  • Friedlander Lab: Neuroapoptosis Laboratory
  • Golby Lab: Surgical Brain Mapping Laboratory
  • Johnson Lab: Molecular and Cellular Neurosurgical Oncology Laboratory
  • Kristal Lab
  • Lampson Lab: Brain Immunology Laboratory
  • Teng Lab: Spinal Cord Injury and Neural Stem Cells Laboratory

Obstetrics and Gynecology (Department of)

  • Center for Perinatal Research
  • Center for Reproductive Medicine, Raymond Anchan, MD, PhD; Stacey Missmer, MS
  • Center of Uterine Fibroids, Cynthia Morton, PhD
  • Epidemiology Center, Daniel Cramer, ScD, MD; Karin B. Michels, PhD, ScD; Kathyrn L. Terry, ScD
  • Cytogenetics Research, Cynthia Morton, PhD
  • Genital Tract Biology, Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD
  • Gynecology Oncology, Alex Shu-Wing Ng, PhD
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine, David Cantonwine, PhD; Thomas McElrath, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery (Department of)

Pathology (Department of)

Pathology: Vascular Biology Investigators:

Pulmonary Pathobiology Investigators:

Pathology: Immunology Investigators:

Pathology: Molecular Oncology Investigators:

Neuropathology Investigators:

Cardiac Pathology Investigators:

Women's and Perinatal Pathology Division:

Pathology: Skin Diseases Investigators:

Pathology: Genetic Basis of Inherited Disorders Investigators:

Surgical Pathology Investigators:

Pediatric Newborn Medicine (Department of)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Department of)

Psychiatry (Department of)

Radiation Oncology (Department of)

  • Cytogenic Diagnostic Facility, Alan D. D'Andrea, MD
  • DNa Research Laboratory Alan, D. D'Andrea, MD
  • Dana-Farber Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation, Alan D. D'Andrea, MD

Radiation Oncology: Division of Genomic Stability

Radiation Oncology: Division of Medical Physics and Biophysics

Radiology (Department of)

Surgery (Department of)

Surgery: Division of Cardiac Surgery

Surgery: Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Surgery: Division of Ophthalmology

Surgery: Division of Oral Medicine & Dentistry

  • Laboratory of Nathaniel S. Treister, DMD
  • Laboratory of Sook-bin Woo, DMD
  • Laboratory of Stephen Sonis, DMD

Surgery: Division of Otolaryngology

Surgery: Division of Plastic Surgery

Surgery: Division of Surgical Oncology

Surgery: Division of Thoracic Surgery

Surgery: Division of Transplant Surgery

Surgery: Division of Trauma, Burn, and Critical Care

Surgery: Division of Urology

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