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

Fundamental Research

Free-form basic 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

Our translational research team 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 conduct human trials with consenting subjects to ensure the effectiveness and safety of new medical diagnostics, devices and therapeutics.  

Outcomes Research 

Outcomes researchers study the results of medical procedures to determine which ones offer the most benefits for patients and the health care system.


By contributing a blood sample to our bioregistry, patients and their families can help us make new strides in unlocking the mysteries of medicine.

Departments, Centers and Programs

See a list of Massachusetts General Hospital 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 enterprise.