Treatment & Services

The Behavioral Medicine Service (BMED) provides specialized help to patients suffering from both a medical condition and mental health illness.

How You Can Help

The Behavioral Medicine Service is dedicated to providing treatment and further research for promoting improvement of mental health in the lives of those affected by illness. Through more research and training we aim to provide better diagnosis and treatment of medical and psychosomatic disorders to a larger number of people.

Your charitable donations will help us realize these goals and vision for the future. We welcome and appreciate donations of any size, large and small, to help us reach our mission to continue to increase innovative treatments and effective care for patients and their families.

For more information about making a donation, please contact Carol Taylor, the Senior Development Officer for Psychiatry, or Karen Blumenfeld, the Assistant Director of Development for Psychiatry.

Global Involvement:
The BMED Service, through the direction of Dr. Safren, has extended research and training outside of the country, for example:
  • HIV Prevention and Treatment Studies
     -- Chennai & Mumbai, India
  • Collaboration with MGH Global Health
      -- HIV Prevention and Treatment Adherence
      Uganda&South Africa
  • Adherence Counseling Studies
     Ukraine, China, Mozambique, & Mexico
  • HIV Prevention in HIV Infected Patients
      -- Training
      Thailand, Brazil, & Zambia

 

Future Goals:
  1. Increase the number of clinical collaborations with other medical services at MGH in order to meet the demand for Behavioral Medicine clinical care
  2. Consolidate recent growth in our research initiatives and to continue the growth of the Service’s research portfolio of treatment development in medical populations
  3. Train the next generation of Behavioral Medicine scientists
  4. Facilitate the transition of our junior faculty to independent scientists