A central focus of the Osher Center is a translational research program that aims to better understand:
• physiological and psychosocial processes that support and characterize health and wellness
• how these processes breakdown with disease
• the impact of conventional and complementary and integrative therapies on these processes.
Taking advantage of the rich resources across multiple HMS-affiliated research laboratories, our collaborative research program addresses topics ranging from molecular and cellular mechanisms to patient outcomes to cost-effectiveness.
Our research is focused on the four broad thematic areas:
• musculoskeletal health
• healthy aging
• mind-body exercise