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Division of General Internal Medicine
Researchers in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital focus on a full range of topics, from preventive medicine and population health to improving patient care and managing chronic disease.
The Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital has a robust research portfolio emphasizing the role of general physicians in preventive medicine and population health.
Many of our investigators focus specifically on improving patient health care decisions via shared decision-making and novel use of video. The division also has a rich program addressing the health care needs of vulnerable populations, including homeless individuals, non-English speakers, immigrants and those facing social and economic barriers to quality health care.
Division investigators are actively engaged in optimizing the management of patients with multiple chronic diseases and in developing innovative means to implement proven preventive and therapeutic strategies by conducting studies within our primary care Practice-based Research Network.
Other division research programs include:
The Mongan Institute Health Policy Center (MIHPC) conducts research to support quality and efficiency improvement within Partners HealthCare, to inform and influence health policy on the national level, and to improve health and health care across America. With an interdisciplinary faculty skilled in health policy research, health services research, social science, survey science and clinical care, MIHPC’s research focuses largely on two areas:
Learn more about the Mongan Institute Health Policy Center.
The Health Decision Sciences Center (HDSC) works to improve the quality of decisions made by patients and health care providers about medical tests and treatments. The HDSC develops, implements and evaluates decision aids and decision quality measures to support shared decision making in medical encounters. Learn more about the Health Decision Sciences Center.
Led by Kenneth Freedberg, MD, and Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, the Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) is a multidisciplinary center within the Department of Medicine specializing in the evaluation of clinical outcomes, costs and cost-effectiveness of preventing, managing and treating HIV and other infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Learn more about the Medical Practice Evaluation Center.
The Tobacco Research and Treatment Center (TRTC), based in the Department of Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine at Mass General, aims to reduce the health consequences of tobacco use by offering state-of-the-art clinical treatment to smokers and by conducting research to identify better ways to prevent and treat tobacco use in youth and adults. The TRTC combines an internally-funded Tobacco Treatment Service, whose tobacco counselors deliver tobacco cessation treatment to Mass General inpatients, with an externally-funded research group that conducts projects to identify and implement effective tobacco cessation interventions in various health care settings.
Learn More about the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center.
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