Guiding knowledge with compassion

At Boston Medical Center, our mission is to deliver the best care possible to better the lives and wellbeing of all our patients. With sophisticated, inclusive, and patient-centered research, we believe we can improve health outcomes and drive change and innovation while prioritizing integrity and trust building.

BMC research at a glance

$132 million in research expenditures

BMC's research program is growing, placing us second in NIH funding for U.S. safety-net hospitals.

180 open clinical trials

BMC stands at the forefront with its number of open clinical trials spanning across disciplines.

50% BIPOC participants

As part of its commitment advancing health equity, half of BMC's clinical trial participants are people of color.

A key aspect of BMC’s research mission is the study of diseases that disproportionally impact our patients, while also ensuring inclusion of our diverse patient population in our research studies. For example, we are national leaders in research related to substance use disorders, providing a patient-centered approach to studying key problems that are important to our patients to improve their overall outcomes.

- Elisha Wachman, MD, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

BMC is primed to deliver new gene therapies for sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia

Eligible patients in BMC’s Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease may soon be relieved of debilitating pain through transformative gene therapies.

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BMC is developing new anti-racism addiction treatment, research, and policy

After a research project engaging people with lived experience of SUD, BMC has findings on making addiction treatment better for Black patients.

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