• Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute

    Director: Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences.

    Conceptualizing, studying, and addressing environmental health problems such as toxic chemicals, climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, and environmental justice requires creative collaborations across disciplines. As a hub for collaborative environmental health learning and interest on campus the Institute trains graduate students and postdocs for community based participatory research aimed at transforming and improving environmental health. […]

  • Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

    Director: Gary Young

    The Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research was created to foster interdisciplinary research and education pertaining to health policy and health care delivery. The Center’s faculty consists of outstanding scholars who represent a range of disciplines including business, pharmacy, economics, engineering, law, information science, and organizational behavior. The Center frequently collaborates with […]

  • Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)

    Director: Akram Alshawabkeh, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; José F. Cordero, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico

    The PROTECT Center will study exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation). PROTECT also seeks to better understand the phenomena affecting fate and transport of hazardous substances in karstic aquifers and to develop green remediation strategies that attenuate and mitigate exposure to […]

  • Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)

    Director: Dick Daynard, Professor of Law

    PHAI is an interdisciplinary research and advocacy institute created by the Northeastern University School of Law and Graduate Programs in Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. The Institute seeks to increase the legal field’s understanding of public health and help ensure that legal decisions take into account public health goals. It provides co-op […]

  • National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Health Care (NERCOA)

    Director: Judith Barr

    The mission of NERCOA is to link research, education, and practice in patient-based outcome assessment. The center develops and validates patient-centered methods and surveys that assess the impact of disease and health care interventions on the quality of life of patients. Findings are published in scientific publications and educational monographs, as well as videotapes that […]

  • Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR)

    Director: Alisa Lincoln

    The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHR is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the elimination of […]

  • Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI)

    Director: Craig Ferris, Professor of Psychology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI) is located on Northeastern University’s campus adjacent to the Longwood Medical area. The Center’s mission is to provide services to the academic community interested in the areas of animal modeling and drug testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of CNS diseases. The CTNI develops proprietary technology and […]

  • Center for Community Health Education, Research and Service (CCHERS)

    Director: Elmer R. Freeman, PhD of Law, Policy, and Sociology

    The Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS) is a community-based organization that is a community/academic partnership established in 1991 with a $6 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Partnerships in Health Professions Education initiative. The partnership is comprised of Boston Medical Center, the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston University […]

  • Sport in Society

    Director: Dan Lebowitz

    Sport in Society educates and supports emerging leaders and organizations within sport with the awareness, knowledge and skills to implement innovative and impactful solutions for social change. Topical areas of work include: leadership, healthy development, diversity and inclusion, violence prevention, community building, community service, and civic engagement.  We achieve our mission through socially responsible leadership education […]

  • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

    Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

  • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

    Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director

    An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, the Barnett Institute’s work includes proteomics, biomarker discovery, drug synthesis and development, environmental cancer agent detection and ultrasensitive instrumentation. The Barnett Institute’s research team, which includes two endowed chairs in bioanalytical chemistry, an additional 20 faculty members and research scientists, […]

  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center

    Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor

    The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Antimicrobial drug discovery is in a state of crisis ? the last class of broad-spectrum compounds, the fluoroquinolones, was discovered 40 years ago. The rise of multidrug resistant pathogens and the threat of […]

  • New England Healthcare Systems Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP)

    Director: James C. Benneyan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering

    The overall vision of the New England Healthcare Engineering Partnership (NEHCEP) is to integrate systems engineering principles and methods into the fabric of VA healthcare operations by building a unique collaboration to develop, test, train, and spread innovative engineering solutions, with the objective that Veterans Health Administration (VHA) become a self-improving system with robust capabilities […]