The Mongan Institute

The Mongan Institute in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is dedicated to supporting research in the areas of population and health care sciences. Collectively, our work spans the sciences of epidemiology, biostatistics, psychology, sociology, and economics.

Linking together seven existing centers, the Medical Practice Evaluation Center, the Mongan Institute’s Health Policy Center (MIHPC), the Global Health Research Center, the Disparities Solutions Center, the Disparities Research Unit, the Cancer Outcomes Research Program, and the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, as well as individual researchers in other divisions within the Department of Medicine, the Mongan Institute seeks to expand and strengthen research at Mass General in the areas of health disparities, health policy and economics, epidemiology, population and community health, and patient outcomes.

As a coordinating entity charged with articulating and executing a cohesive health care and population science research strategy within Mass General, the Mongan Institute focuses on three broad goals:

  • Promoting interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations across the Mass General and Harvard-affiliated campuses in the areas of health care and population
  • Training the next generation of researchers in policy and population sciences at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels
  • Impacting US health care by creating a recognized and trusted national resource for regional and national leaders who seek scientific input into health and healthcare policy decisions.

What are Population and Health Care Sciences?

Population and Health Care Sciences include the study of the distribution and determinants of health and disease across groups of patients and communities and the comparative outcomes of prevention and treatment strategies, and the evaluation of the organization and behavior of health care providers and delivery systems, and the impact of these factors on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and costs.

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