Our Research

HHRI operates as the research arm of HCMC, the flagship acute care and teaching hospital of the Hennepin Healthcare System in downtown Minneapolis.

Our researchers are practicing physicians and medical professionals. They use their impressive medical backgrounds to advance medical knowledge and improve the care their patients receive.

We are currently conducting research in many fields of medicine and healthcare, including:

Addiction Medicine

ALS  (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

Berman Center for Clinical Outcomes and Research


Cardiac Biomarkers

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Center for Patient and Provider Experience (CPPE)

Children’s Issues

Chronic Diseases

Dementia and Aging

Diabetes & Obesity

Emergency Medicine

Gastrointestinal & Liver Disease

Heart Disease and Heart Failure


Kidney Disease

Organ Transplantation

Orthopaedics & Biomechanics

Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients (SRTR)

Sleep Disorders

Tobacco Cessation / Behavioral Health

Tobacco Treatment Research

Trauma and Burn

Traumatic Brain Injury

If you would like to donate to any of our Research Programs, please visit the HHRI donation portal on the Hennepin Health Foundation’s website.