Recent Posts from the Research Institute Blog

The Difference Between N95s, Surgical Masks and Cloth Masks

The Difference Between N95s, Surgical Masks and Cloth Masks

What is an N95 mask and how is it different from a surgical mask? Is a cloth mask safe? George Alba, MD, a clinician-researcher in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, helps explain the specifics.

Mass General ER Physician Details Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Crisis Toll

Mass General ER Physician Details Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Crisis Toll

For Mass General’s Alistair Martin, MD, MPP, working as a Black emergency room doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic has felt like “walking on a tightrope during a hurricane.”

Contact Tracing Relies on Individual Trust to Advance the Public Good

Contact Tracing Relies on Individual Trust to Advance the Public Good

A global health expert from Mass General details the contact tracing process and how it could help limit the spread of COVID-19.

Guide to Understanding Clinical Trials: Part 2 – Five Factors to Consider

Guide to Understanding Clinical Trials: Part 2 – Five Factors to Consider

The Mass General Research Institute is providing a guide including a few key factors to consider when evaluating the results of a new clinical trial.