Horizontally Integrated Research Teams

President Paxson’s 10-year strategic plan, Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown, was formulated with the express intent to unite expertise from across the University in solving problems that plague our society. The horizontally integrated research teams within BITS does the same. 

Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health

The Center for Digital Health is a hub where creative minds from Brown and its affiliated hospital partners collaboratively design, test, and deploy digital solutions to society’s most pressing health challenges.


Scientists at the Center for the Biology of Aging are trying to understand the molecular mechanisms of the aging process—with the ultimate goal of developing treatments and interventions that allow people to live healthier, longer lives.

Translational Neuroscience

In partnership with the Carney Institute of Brain Science, researchers in the Center for Translational Neuroscience use genetic approaches to decipher disease pathogenesis, identify new targets for molecular interventions, and develop improved diagnostics and biomarkers for brain diseases such as autism, Alzheimer's, and ALS.

Cancer Biology

Scientists in the Program in Cancer Biology work across traditional boundaries of study with an eye toward developing new knowledge that will translate into improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer.