Who we are
We bring together the private sector, public sector, non-profit organizations, and academia to accelerate the pace of change in the health landscape and move businesses forward.
idea hub envisions a world where public health researchers and private sector partners collaborate to address global public health challenges and improve the health of all.
idea hub connects private sector partners and Boston University School of Public Health’s unique research assets, world-class faculty, extraordinary students, and public health leadership to initiate ambitious projects, incubate innovative solutions, and integrate those solutions to address global public health challenges.
About Boston University School of Public Health
Boston University is America’s fourth-largest research university and the School of Public Health has one of the largest research portfolios at the university. Our award-winning faculty actively engage in cutting-edge research that informs not only public policy and scientific understanding but also our curriculum. From large, epidemiologic studies to behavioral science, our research and scholarship is focused on having an impact and improving population health. Ranked 6th in the country by US News and World Report, Boston University School of Public Health puts special focus on the following topic areas:
- Climate change, the planet, and health
- Cities and health
- Health inequities
- Mental health and substance use
- Health systems
- Infectious diseases (including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS)
- Women’s health
BUSPH is committed to igniting and sustaining positive change that leads to health and well-being around the world. We strive for a respectful, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive community within our school. We aim to promote justice, human rights, and equity within and across our local and global communities.
Meet the advisory board
Learn more about the work being fostered through idea hub collaborations. Our events are open to all who want to explore how industry-university collaborations can accelerate population health improvements.