The Digital Health Initiative (DHI)

The Boston University Digital Health Initiative is a collaborative effort between the Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy and the Hariri Institute for Computing, two of BU’s university-wide research institutes.

Digital Health leverages technologies, such as embedded systems, mobile computing, social networking, and cloud platforms, and methodologies from computing and data sciences to tackle a range of applications related to healthcare systems, from medical informatics to healthcare delivery and administration. Innovations at this nexus of technologies, methodologies, and applications hold great promise for improving the quality, efficiency, and accessibility of healthcare, with significant benefits to the economy and society.

The Digital Health Initiative supports research projects and convenes a university-wide, multi-disciplinary community of researchers, practitioners, and students in pursuit of this goal. 


Apply for Funding

We are pleased to award annual DHI funding to transdisciplinary research that seeks novel digital solutions to modern healthcare’s greatest challenges.

In particular, our applications seek faculty interested in projects that incorporate artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches in the development, deployment, and assessment of novel digital health solutions.

Past projects included investigators across several Boston University schools, and utilized a broad range of techniques and methodologies in their effort to find novel, effective applications for digital health technology.

This award is open to all Boston University faculty.

The application window for 2020 DHI proposals has closed. Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to announcing our 2020 cohort soon!