Hamilton Health Sciences in affiliation with McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences is home to one of the most research intensive environments for medical research in Canada. Our research is conducted through a series of research institutes, research centres and research groups, as well as investigators who work independently.

This comprehensive and highly integrated environment promotes collaboration and growth, giving researchers an opportunity to advance their area of interest by leveraging the strengths and resources of other departments and institutes.

We support more than 450 researchers and their research teams and foster the development of students and research fellows. Themes and programs range from basic laboratory tests to trials in worldwide populations, involving hundreds of thousands of participants. Clinical trials are an integral phase in the study of safety and efficacy of novel treatments; state-of-the-art genetics labs pursue the possibility of individualized medicine; while the field of knowledge translation focuses on closing the gap between research discoveries and patient care by identifying the barriers to the delivery of new treatments.

Researchers at Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster are addressing major global health challenges, translating new discoveries into efficient practices for prevention and patient care, and placing Hamilton at the forefront of medical research.

  • Leadership Team / Governance

    Leadership Team / Governance

    Meet the highly experienced leadership team.
  • Research Strategic Plan

    Research Strategic Plan

    Identifying priorities, development guidelines and research paradigms.
  • Researcher One-On-One

    Researcher One-On-One

    Meet the faces behind the research, an interview with world-renowned researcher, Dr. Jack Hirsh.
  • Annual Reports

    Annual Reports

    A glimpse into some of our organization’s many research projects, programs and initiatives.
  • Fast Facts

    Fast Facts

    Research Development and Relations has supported 98 Ontario high-school students with Bursary Summer placements
  • Careers


    Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University offer one of the most dynamic research environments in Canada, attracting some of the world’s brightest researchers.
  • Research Capital and Infrastructure Projects

    Research Capital and Infrastructure Projects

    Supporting research growth with additional space and related infrastructure.