Patient undergoing testing at the Firestone Respiratory Clinic.

The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton

The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton oversees the work of over 600 researchers, learners, and staff members as they carry out clinical, translational, evaluative, and fundamental research to improve diagnostics, care, and treatment for patients in our community and around the globe.

Since its inception in 2014, the Research Institute has become a leader in collaborative, translational research. Known as the bench-to-beside approach, this innovative method of conducting research allows scientists working in our labs to make the latest advancements available to clinicians for patient care, all within the walls of our hospital.

The Research Institute is an integral partner within Hamilton’s health care community. Our researchers have transformed the way medicine is practiced, helping to improve the quality of life and the quality of care provided by health care professionals.

Research at St. Joe’s occurs across five pillars

  • Mental Health & Addiction
  • Lungs & Chest
  • Father Sean O’Sullivan Research Centre
  • Kidney
  • Genitourinary

We are proud to have strong partners within our community and across the globe.

  • McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences
  • McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)
  • Ontario Tumour Bank
  • Imaging Research Centre
  • Homewood Research Institute
  • Synapse Consortium:
    • McMaster Innovation Park
    • Bay Area Research Logistics
    • Bay Area Health Trust
    • Innovation Factory
    • Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
    • Hamilton Health Sciences
    • Mohawk College
    • City of Hamilton

The Research Institute of St. Joe’s Hamilton publishes an annual report to highlight how research at our hospital impacts the science of medicine and how it benefits the lives of patients in our community and around the world.

In our latest report reflecting on 2019, we examine exciting new international collaborations in neuroscience, drug advances in halting the progression of pulmonary fibrosis, St. Joe’s state-of-the-art Imaging Research Centre, novel basic science that targets hypertension and prostate cancer, and much more.

The 2019 report also profiles St. Joe’s GUIDE Group, a team of physician-researchers who produce clinical practice guidelines based on the best evidence.