The Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research (HPRIR) Program is a joint initiative between the MGH Mongan Institute Health Policy Research Center and the MGH Department of Psychiatry to harness the strengths of interdisciplinary behavioral health services research to enhance health, wellness and resiliency.
Meet our director! Dr. Elyse Park
Dr. Park is director of Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research Program (HPRIR). She is a clinical health psychologist and health services researcher who, for the past 20 years at MGH, has been dedicated to understanding and improving health-related behaviors among cancer survivors and populations at risk for cancer and chronic disease. Her research focuses on developing and implementing behavioral interventions to enhance resiliency, decrease tobacco use, and improve access to healthcare. A Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, her research is conducted at the MGH Mongan Institute’s Health Policy Research Center and Department of Psychiatry. Clinically, she treats cancer survivors. She founded the MGH Division of Clinical Research’s Qualitative Mixed Methods Research Unit and directs behavioral research at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center and, in this capacity, and has developed evidence-based interventions. Accordingly, she started two hospital-based clinical services: the MGH Cancer Center’s Smokefree Support Service and the MGH Cancer Center Resiliency Survivorship Group Program.
To develop, assess, implement, and disseminate innovative health promotion and resiliency treatments and models of care delivery.
To promote the development of accessible, evidence-based interventions focused on resiliency, prevention, and survivorship.
Conduct behavioral delivery science research that enhances healthcare access and utilization
Assess mind-body resiliency interventions adapted for patients, providers, and vulnerable or underserved community populations
Build interventions that bridge oncology and primary care treatment across the cancer care spectrum
Develop psychosocial and behavioral treatments that are accessible, sustainable and integrated into healthcare systems
Promote health equity and health justice
Increase the use of telehealth research designs and treatment
Leverage innovative technology-based means of intervention delivery
Prioritize community outreach intervention research
Facilitate implementation research in resiliency and behavioral treatments
Train investigators and clinicians in resiliency and behavioral intervention research
Prioritize training in health equities and disparities research
Increase the diversity of clinical researchers trained in resiliency and behavioral intervention research
Promulgate training in evidence-based mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) research
Mind-body medicine interventions
Stress management and resiliency treatments
Stage-based and risk-based motivational treatments for health behaviors
Positive psychology interventions
Problem-solving and emotion-focused coping skill-based interventions
Phased Intervention Development
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