The Health Systems Innovation Lab at Harvard University is a global research and training lab that specializes in creating high value health systems through targeted innovations. Led by Prof. Rifat Atun, the Lab uses its research, education, innovation and translation activities to work with students, governments, private sector, multilateral entities, and civil society to promote policy and practice, and accelerate the diffusion of health system innovations. The Lab conducts its work within two inter-related streams–Global Health Systems and Innovation—and is driven by a Harvard-based team of interdisciplinary clinicians and academic leaders, and an international group of disciplinary experts.
Who we are
- Leading original, high-quality research in global health systems and health care innovation diffusion across all clinical disciplines.
- Teaching students, individuals and large organisations about proven methods and strategies to design, implement and scale innovative solutions in health care.
- Translating evidence into policy and innovation through organising health system hackathons, incubating ventures, and advising public and private entities on health system performance.
What we do
Where we work
Our work spans nearly every clinical discipline in health systems, working with institutions, across 60+ countries. We currently have projects in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America and Asia.