Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System (BH-BIMS) is a partnership of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston (Shriners), Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN), and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) is part of the Partners Healthcare System (Partners) and is the flagship facility of SRN. Partners include MGH and SRH, two major teaching institutions of Harvard. Shriners is an international leader in the field of pediatric burn care and research. The mission of the burn programs at Shriners, MGH, and SRH is to promote excellence in patient care, education, and research. 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
LIBRE Social Integration Burn Model System Study Modular (Joint) 10/01/2017 09/30/2021
LIBRE Journey Project Independent 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
Audrey Wolfe

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, 300 First Avenue , Charlestown,


Boston-Harvard Burn Injury Model System

Research Center Staff

Jeffrey Schneider, M.D.

Program Director

Colleen M. Ryan, M.D.

Director of Clinical Care

Ross Zafonte, D.O.

Program Director