About BRI

Along with patient care and teaching excellence, research is a core value of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Each day, our research community embodies what it means to be part of an academic medical center – a place where science, learning and clinical care meet to benefit our patients and their families.

Our physician-scientists, nurses, and clinical and research fellows ask questions and find answers to some of medicine’s most challenging problems, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Our patients are also able to be part of the solution by participating in clinical research.

BWH’s substantial commitment to research is measured by our number of important discoveries, the size and scope of our research portfolio, and our volume of scientific publications. Our virtual Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), formed in 2005, enhances our role as a worldwide leader in scientific discovery – bringing together all investigators around an increasing number of core services and a wide array of administrative resources.

The BRI is comprised of nine research centers and five programs that provide opportunities for BWH researchers to collaborate on research aimed at accelerating the pace of discovery.