The Health Promotion and Resiliency Intervention Research (HPRIR) Center is a joint initiative between the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Mongan Institute and the MGH Department of Psychiatry to harness the strengths of interdisciplinary behavioral science delivery research.


To develop, assess, implement, and disseminate evidence-based interventions focused on resiliency, health-promotion, illness prevention, and survivorship, through research, training, and advocacy.


  • Provide training on resiliency and behavioral interventions that meets the needs of all individuals.
  • Develop and assess interventions that are accessible, sustainable, and integrated into healthcare systems.
  • Advocate for health equity and integration of behavioral health treatments.
  • Promote the translation of clinical research findings through implementation and dissemination. 


Develop and assess interventions to:

  • Promote illness prevention, early detection, and healthy lifestyles (tobacco and addiction treatment, physical activity, recuperative sleep).
  • Manage chronic illness – from treatment to ongoing care, including survivorship.
  • Enhance healthcare access and utilization across the illness spectrum.
  • Adapt mind-body resiliency interventions for patients, providers, and communities.
  • Leverage technology-based innovations to deliver interventions that enhance individuals’ emotional and physical well-being.

Provide training to:

  • Educate students, investigators, and clinicians in resiliency and behavioral intervention research, including multi-phase projects and use of mixed methods.
  • Cultivate expertise in health equities research.
  • Teach clinical investigators how to conduct behavioral delivery science research.
  • Engage trainees from underrepresented communities and from across career stages in mentored internships with HPRIR-affiliated faculty members.

Advocate for health equity and integration of mental and behavioral health treatments to:

  • Facilitate systems-based integration of evidence-based resiliency and behavioral treatments.
  • Develop relationships with community partners to strengthen intervention reach, relevance, and impact.
  • Participate in community health events locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Engage in service through leadership roles in professional and advocacy organizations that focus on health equity and justice.

Promote the translation of clinical research findings through:

  • Prioritizing local community and national outreach to design sustainable interventions.
  • Partnering with local organizations and communities, healthcare networks, and national consortiums to facilitate translation of research findings into sustainable programs.
  • Disseminate to the public (e.g., Twitter, interviews, social media) from late-breaking scholarship in health promotion and resiliency research.


  • Mind-body medicine interventions and treatments
  • Stress management and resiliency interventions and treatments
  • Cognitive-behavioral interventions
  • Stage-based and risk-based motivational treatments for health behaviors
  • Psychoeducational interventions and treatments
  • Positive psychology interventions and treatments
  • Problem-solving and emotion-focused coping skills-based interventions and treatments
  • Biobehavioral measurement
  • Phased intervention development