ABOUT US

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

With a mission to  save lives and reduce suffering, our vision is that health systems equitably deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time. Ariadne Labs was founded in 2012 by Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, and Bill Berry, MD, MPA, MPH, as a first-of-its-kind joint center for health systems innovation.

Human Centered, Systems Focused

For life’s most critical moments as well as the stages in between, we use human centered design, health systems implementation science, and our frontline clinical and public health experience to transform health care.

Global Experts and Innovators

We’re a team of 110+ physicians, nurses, researchers, data scientists, implementation specialists, program managers, and operations professionals, and 150+ associate faculty and affiliate members from across the Harvard system and beyond.

Our Vision for the Future of Health Care

We refuse to accept a status quo that causes needless suffering for so many. We believe that the technical processes of health care delivery can coexist with the shared purpose of patients and the clinicians who care for them. Our north star is our belief that health care is a fundamental, inalienable human right for everyone, everywhere.

Innovation is in Our DNA

Positioned at the intersection of frontline care delivery and public health, we are able to quickly iterate and incubate innovative solutions for not only what’s needed now, but also what’s next in health care. We are actively exploring new technologies, therapeutics, and best practices for care, reflecting the evolution of how people engage with the health care system.


Making a Difference Around the World

A single principle guides our work: our innovations must work in the real world of health care. That means they must equitably improve care for patients everywhere. From checklists and conversation guides to fostering international collaborations and establishing global standards of measurement, our work has been accessed in more than 170 countries, touching hundreds of millions of lives.

Highlights

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Vaccine Equity Planner Launched by Ariadne Labs and Boston Children’s Hospital

Free, public tool identifies COVID-19 “vaccine deserts” and helps public health leaders plan for how to equitably deliver the vaccine to the remaining U.S. population lacking access. Vaccine Equity Planner identifies more than 2,000+ primary care sites that are not yet offering vaccines that are located in vaccine deserts. BOSTON, June 9, 2021 — Today,… Continue reading Vaccine Equity Planner Launched by Ariadne Labs and Boston Children’s Hospital

Jun 9 2021
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Ariadne Labs and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene team up to study and mitigate loneliness

June 16, 2021 Loneliness can’t be diagnosed with a simple blood test or quick exam. Yet research shows that loneliness is as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Loneliness can increase the risk of premature death, heart disease, dementia, mental health issues and health care costs, according to the National Academies… Continue reading Ariadne Labs and NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene team up to study and mitigate loneliness

Jun 16 2021
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Namita Seth Mohta, MD, to Lead Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Care Program

July 7, 2021 Ariadne Labs is pleased to announce Namita Seth Mohta, MD, as the new director of the Serious Illness Care Program, following a national search. As director, Dr. Mohta will lead the staff and faculty of the Serious Illness Care Program, establish programmatic vision and strategy, and sustain and expand the program’s portfolio… Continue reading Namita Seth Mohta, MD, to Lead Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Care Program

Jul 7 2021