Leverage our world-class research expertise
Expand your organization’s R&D capabilities in health and life sciences by partnering with Northeastern’s faculty researchers.
Northeastern research partnerships amplify your impact
Tap our wide-ranging expertise in emerging health fields
Social and environmental determinants of health
Our researchers work with partners to analyze the full set of social and physical conditions in which people live and work, including socioeconomic, demographic, environmental, and cultural factors. Then they use tools like biomonitoring, social epidemiology, and community research to create healthier environments in homes, workplaces, and communities around the world.
Tech innovations—such as telehealth, wearable devices, and personalized medicine—drive healthcare today. Northeastern researchers work with partners to harness the power of Big Data, mobile applications, virtual reality, robotics, and advanced biosensing to improve health outcomes.
Equal access to healthcare is one of society’s most pressing challenges. Teams of Northeastern faculty, students, and community partners have joined forces to improve racial, socioeconomic, and environmental justice in communities worldwide. Research is crosscutting and interdisciplinary, and analyzes population samples including biological factors, biostatistics, epidemiology, and genetics.
Brain and body health
Our researchers and partner organizations combine clinical expertise with emerging technologies to study and address health challenges across the spectrum of human development. Their research interests include the role of brain receptors in Alzheimer’s Disease, robotic technologies to help rehabilitate stroke patients, how behaviors influence infant development, and the mechanics of human movement.
Drug discovery and development
Our experts collaborate with companies and organizations to develop solutions at every stage of drug development, from concept to delivery. More than 60 Northeastern scientists and doctoral students work at the cellular, molecular, genetic, and epigenetic level to pioneer new ways to fight cancer, degenerative illnesses, addiction, and other diseases.
How Northeastern works with our partners