Areas of Scholarship
Scholarly Project Areas
HMS students can take advantage of many opportunities to carry out scholarly projects in the United States and abroad. Projects generally can be categorized in the following areas:
Biologic and Translational Research
Focus: Fundamental research involving genes, molecules, microbes, cells or animals. Also patient-oriented research and translational, bench to bedside studies, clinical genetics, and pharmacogenetics.
Global and Community Health
Focus: Global health and community health projects that focus on populations and social determinants of health.
Health Care Policy and Health Services
Focus: Health services research utilizing administrative databases and the like; research and policy studies in systems of care at the state or national levels.
Focus: Medical ethics, education, anthropology, narrative medicine, and the history of medicine.
Outcomes Research, Quality Improvement, and Clinical Epidemiology
Focus: Outcomes research, quality improvement research, clinical improvement programs, clinical epidemiology.
Systems Innovations in Primary Care
Focus: Innovative transformations in health care delivery in team-based primary care, management and prevention of chronic illnesses, management of patients with multiple illnesses, and patient empowerment and behavior change.
To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease