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“Better outcomes for patients is the ultimate goal,” says Brookline Center Board Member Pam Lodish, who together with her husband Dr. Harvey Lodish, made the most significant individual gift in the Center’s history to date: $1 million to seed fund The Brookline Center Innovation Institute. 

Longtime Brookline residents, Pam and Harvey see their gift as a meaningful community investment. The Lodishes aim to address the critical need for mental health care and help ensure that more people in and outside of Brookline can access high-quality, evidence-based treatment.  

A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and successful biotech entrepreneur, Harvey has seen firsthand how technology has transformed clinical settings. He and Pam see great opportunities for novel technologies and care models to help build a more effective and equitable mental health system, and they are deeply committed to being part of the Center’s efforts to explore and test new approaches for improving patient outcomes and broadening access.  

“What excites us most about the Innovation Institute is its significance on a national scale,” says Harvey. “The discoveries made through the work of the Institute will resonate across the field of mental health.” 

Brookline Center CEO Ian Lang notes that the Lodishes’ transformative gift is helping reshape the scale and scope of the Center’s work: “Pam and Harvey share our belief that The Brookline Center is uniquely positioned to transform the future of mental health. We are deeply grateful for their support and partnership in launching the Innovation Institute.”