If you are a student
As a collaborative research lab that places substantial value on mentorship, we encourage students, researchers, and clinical residents to engage us for opportunities to work on lab activities. Please review our student opportunities below to explore our academic offerings:
HSIL Research Scholars Program
We developed a Health Systems Innovation Research Scholars Program for mid-level researchers (graduate level) and clinical residents (in all disciplines) to develop leadership competency in developing and translating recent evidence into policy and practice at the global level. Research Scholars function as core members within the lab and are immersed in a hybrid program of research, teaching, innovation and administration activities within the lab and with our collaborative partner network.
*Harvard graduate students and Harvard Teaching Hospital clinical residents may apply to this program to conduct their student practicums or independent study
*Post-doctoral candidates may apply to this program to conduct their research in the capacity of visiting scientists. Successful applications will function as senior Research Scholars within the Lab
*Graduate students may apply to this program
HSIL Internship Program
We have developed an internship program for undergraduate students that is centered around the student to provide highly motivated individuals with structured mentorship and individualized internships. Interns will function as student research assistants within the lab and will graduate from the program with a specific output that will assist them in achieving their professional objectives. The experience provides a safe and flexible platform for students to understand better and refine their career purpose, ambitions and long-term goals – alongside other students from around the world dealing with similar questions, from varied settings and diverse experiences. While most of our students tend to be medical, public health, engineering, and economics students, all students are encouraged to apply.
*Harvard College students may apply to this program
*Undergraduate students may apply to this program
An opportunity for independent study is offered for interested and qualified students or small groups of students. Independent study may occur in the form of an internship or research scholar role, but is limited by the amount of faculty and lab time available. These programs are open to all students who have an idea they want to pursue that goes beyond the content of their regular courses. The program provides an opportunity to consider the design of studies, programs, or analysis of data. Typically, independent study is reserved for students at Harvard College, Harvard Graduate Schools, and Harvard Teaching Hospitals, but the Lab will meet with all students who have developed a research proposal within the core research focus of the Lab and who desire research support, mentorship and guidance.
Please fill out this form to register your interest, and we will follow up with you if there are available opportunities.
If you are a clinician
We are an interdisciplinary clinician-led lab committed to improving clinical care. We work with clinicians worldwide to translate clinical care gaps into policies, practices, and innovations that lead to higher-value health care at the systems level. If you are interested in engaging our Lab, we would love to hear your ideas and jointly explore collaboration opportunities.
If you are an institution
For institutions that are interested as partners in our Health Systems Innovation Lab, we could arrange a suitable time to meet with your team. We regularly meet with academic centers, businesses, governments, NGOs, and clinical providers to engage in health innovation and encourage you to contact us.