The Massachusetts General Hospital Research Institute has a strong organizational structure that is designed to encourage collaboration and speed the process of discovery.

Fundamental Research

Free-form fundamental research helps to improve our understanding of the basic processes of life, including the activities of cells and proteins, and the genetic components of disease.

Translational Research

Translational research provides the link between basic science and clinical care, helping to transform scientific discoveries into medical treatments, and feeding clinical insights back to the lab for further investigation.

Clinical Research

Clinical researchers partner with patient volunteers to test the safety and efficacy of new medical diagnostics, devices and treatments.

Outcomes Research 

The goal of outcomes research at Massachusetts General Hospital is to examine the effectiveness and value of both disease prevention and interventions in real world scenarios.

The Partners HealthCare Biobank

By contributing a blood sample to our biobank, our patients can help us make new strides in understanding the underpinnings of disease at the genetic level.

Departments, Centers and Programs

See a list of Mass General research facilities by department, center and program.

Research Areas of Interest

With 6,100 active projects, researchers at Mass General are exploring every aspect of medical science. Here are some key areas of interest.

Find a Researcher

Search our research database by last name, first name, department, faculty status or by keywords.

Directory of Research Labs and Centers
A listing of individual research labs, centers and resource labs in the Mass General Research Institute.