Our Research

The Health Policy Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a resource-rich environment to conduct studies related to the health care of historically disadvantaged populations, and reform and innovation within the health care delivery system.

Externally-Supported Research

Researchers at the HPRC mainly participate in research related to two broad areas:

Health and Health Care of Historically Disadvantaged Populations:

  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Individuals with chronic physical and mental health conditions, including those resulting from tobacco use
  • Persons who are poor, uninsured and socioeconomically marginalized
  • Persons with disabilities

Reform and Innovation within the Health Care Delivery System: Health care financing, insurance and reform

  • Health workforce (professionalism, supply and policy, diversity and training)
  • Quality and safety
  • Health information technology policy and use
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Population and health management