Ariadne Labs is a joint center between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our parent institutions are both non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organizations; Ariadne Labs is not a separate legal entity.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It is internationally recognized for its commitment to patient care, breakthroughs in biomedicine, and training the next generation of clinicians, researchers, and professionals. Its 150 outpatient practices and over 1,200 physicians see nearly 4.2 million patients from throughout the United States and 120 countries. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to delivering the highest quality of care to patients everywhere in every field from transplantation to genetic research. For 24 consecutive years, BWH has been named one of the Best Hospitals in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report, making it a national leader for improving healthcare quality and safety.
The name Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a reflection of the hospital’s history. In 1980 three of Boston’s oldest and most prestigious Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals — the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, the Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, and the Boston Hospital for Women — merged to form Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health opened in 1913 as the first public health training program in the United States. It became an independent degree-granting entity in 1946 with the mission to advance the public’s health through learning, discovery and communication. In its over 100 years of research and education, the school has produced thousands of global health leaders aimed at improving the lives and health of people everywhere. Among the list of notable alumni include four former heads of the Centers for Disease Control, former Director-General of the World Health Organization, and two Nobel Prize laureates for work on poliovirus and nuclear proliferation. Today, the school specializes in fields ranging from biostatistics to human rights.
Ariadne Labs bridges Boston’s medical community, joining vibrant academic communities with counterparts in the teaching hospitals to further our collaborative work in public health research and innovation.
Through our research and shared efforts, Ariadne Labs has developed strong connections with other affiliate institutions in the local area. Our Serious Illness Care program works closely with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute conducting research regarding end-of-life care. Further, some of our faculty hold positions at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, solidifying our presence in the Boston medical community. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to collaborate and for the support received from these institutions.