Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (BH-BIMS) is a collaborative research effort between Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and Harvard Medical School (HMS). The mission of the burn programs at MGH, BWH, and SRH is to promote excellence in patient care, education, and research. With an active group of burn injury clinicians and researchers as a part of its research team, BH-BIMS spans across the continuum of care, from prevention programs and emergency services to outpatient care, with a special focus on burn reconstruction, psychiatric follow-up, community reintegration, and vocational rehabilitation.

Research Projects

As Lead Center

Title Project Type Start Date End Date
Chronic Conditions Life Impact Management in Burns (CLIMB) Research Study Independent 09/01/2022 08/30/2027
Resource Support to Optimize Recovery (RESTORE) Project Modular (Joint) 09/01/2022 08/30/2027
LIBRE Journey Project Independent 10/01/2017 09/30/2021
LIBRE Social Integration Burn Model System Study Modular (Joint) 10/01/2017 09/30/2021
Effects of tDCS on chronic pain and itch following burn injury Independent 10/01/2012 09/30/2017

As Participating Center

Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System
Lauren Shepler

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts


Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System

Research Center Staff

Jeffrey Schneider, M.D.

Program Director

Colleen M. Ryan, M.D.

Director of Clinical Care