improve population health. move business forward.

At idea hub, we build collaborations between organizations and Boston University School of Public Health to accelerate innovations in population health and meet business needs.

See what we can do

Who we are

We are public health professionals who help companies partner with faculty experts to solve the world’s most challenging public health problems.

We initiate ambitious projects, incubate innovative solutions, and integrate those solutions around the globe.

What we offer

We offer access to world-renowned public health experts, unique research data, customized training programs, connections to 300+ public health faculty and 4,000 faculty across Boston University, and highly skilled graduate and doctoral students. Every collaboration is different—let’s discuss how we can meet your company’s needs.

Access to world-class research

Success stories

The latest innovations made possible by idea hub

More from idea hub

Research and data
New Study Could Help Diagnose CTE before Death

Clinical knowledge about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has come a long way, but there is still much to learn about this neurodegenerative disorder caused by repeated head injuries over time.…

Climate, the planet, and health
Student Wins Climate Innovation Challenge with Tree Planting Initiative

School of Public Health student Megan Ryder earned first place in the 2024 BU Climate Innovation Challenge for her proposal for a community-driven tree planting initiative designed to curb Boston’s urban heat island…

family health
Health inequities
Child Tax Credits Provided Significant Relief to Families Experiencing Economic Shocks during COVID

A new study led by School of Public Health researchers reveals that the now-expired 2021 CTC expansion benefitted families experiencing financial setbacks due to health or employment challenges spurred by…

Become a part of something bigger

Donate to idea hub

Interested in collaborating with idea hub?

let's talk