Who We Are
The Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (HST) brings together the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston area teaching hospitals, and an assortment of research centers in a unique collaboration that integrates science, medicine, and engineering to solve problems in human health. Graduate students of science, medicine, engineering, and management take their training side by side at HST. MIT and HMS faculty members across multiple disciplines guide these students into vibrant careers as medical pioneers.
HST advances human health through academic excellence in education and research that integrates science, engineering and medicine. We educate outstanding minds, cultivate leaders, create knowledge, and generate cost-effective preventative, diagnostic, and therapeutic innovations.
We train our students to carry their engineering and scientific expertise from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside and to bring clinical insights from the patient's bedside to the laboratory bench.
Exploring the fundamental principles underlying diseases
Discovering new pharmaceuticals and devices to ameliorate human suffering; and
Training the next generation of physicians, scientists, and engineers to do the same.
Biomedical Informatics and Integrative Biology; and
Regenerative and Functional Biomedical Technologies.