Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH

“We help researchers from all backgrounds to develop new methods and translate discoveries into practice, break down the barriers that slow the process of determining the effectiveness of those methods, and work together to bring about change that improves human health.”

Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH
Tufts CTSI Dean and Principal Investigator


We exemplify excellence in research, education, and community engagement, and overcome barriers to translation to improve the wellbeing, health, and health equity of our society.


Tufts CTSI was established in 2008 with a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We are one of more than 50 institutions comprising the national CTSA Consortium, led by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of NIH.

During our first award, we built a robust partnership of 39 organizations and developed a unique identity within the CTSA Consortium, with nationally recognized strengths in emergency medicine, large effectiveness trials, clinical trials methods innovations, and translational science education.

In 2013, we were recognized as a translational science leader by NIH when we were awarded a second CTSA. This major accomplishment allows us to continue to provide extensive services, resources, education, and mentorship to investigators across the partnership.

We were awarded a third CTSA in 2018.

We were awarded a fourth CTSA in 2023.

From bench to bedside, to clinical practice, to care delivery and public health, to public policy and beyond, Tufts CTSI is committed to fostering collaboration and innovation across the translational spectrum.

The Aims of our Fourth NIH CTSA Grant

Aim 1

Harness the collective impact of Tufts CTSI to advance CTS and improve public health through responsive Hub leadership, an inclusive and collaborative culture, and continuous improvement of programs and research.

Aim 2

Provide outstanding education, training, and mentoring, tailored to different roles and disciplines, to develop an expert and diverse CTS workforce, and share these resources nationally.

Aim 3

Cultivate broadly-engaged team science, with active inclusion of all stakeholders, to promote relevant and impactful translation for diverse populations and to promote health equity.

Aim 4

Create the environment, resources, and services to stimulate and support the full spectrum of CTS by leveraging the diverse expertise and assets of Tufts CTSI partners.

Aim 5

Foster translation by developing, demonstrating, and disseminating innovations that address significant translational roadblocks and provide generalizable translational insights and solutions.