Dr. Bruce Rosen, Center Director

Dr. Rosen is Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1982 and his PhD degree from MIT in 1984, and subsequently completed an internship and residency at Mass General and research fellowships at Mass General and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School in 1987.

Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards in recognition of his contributions to biomedical imaging, including the Outstanding Researcher award from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the Rigshospitalet’s International KFJ Prize from the University of Copenhagen/Rigshospitalet. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM); a Gold Medal winner from ISMRM for his contributions to the field of functional neuroimaging; a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering; and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors.

Among his many achievements in the biomedical sciences, Dr. Rosen is a pioneer in the field of functional neuroimaging. In the early 1990s, he oversaw development of the technique functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which measures the hemodynamic and metabolic changes associated with brain activity in both health and disease. More recently, his work has focused on the integration of fMRI data with information from other imaging modalities, including positron emission tomography (PET), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and noninvasive optical imaging. Many of the tools he has introduced are now used by research centers and hospitals around the world to study and evaluate patients with stroke, brain tumors, dementia, and neurologic and psychological disorders.


Hope Taft, Executive Director

As executive director of the Martinos Center, Hope Taft oversees Center operations and strategy, with a focus on accelerating and diversifying research through internal and external partnerships and programs. She brings to the role a depth of experience in in biotechnology- and healthcare-related industries, where she operated in complex business environments and interacted with other companies, government agencies and academic centers. Hope received a BA in Political Science and International Studies the University of Richmond and an MBA in Health Sector Management from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She has worked as a paralegal conducting strategic immigration planning, for Duke University Hospital, and for the global healthcare research firm Evidera. Prior to joining the Martinos Center, she spent five years with Medtronic, the world’s largest MedTech company. At Medtronic she served in a variety of roles, including government affairs fellow, global product manager for transcatheter aortic valve Implantation (TAVI) devices, and senior manager in business development for the Neuromodulation group.


Monica Langone, Administrative Director

A member of the Martinos Center for more than 15 years, Monica Langone today serves as its administrative director, with direct oversight and management of all administrative functions and a primary focus on financial operations and research administration. With continued robust growth of the Center, she is currently overseeing process improvement to help increase efficiency and productivity.

Monica joined the Center as its financial manager, tasked with implementing policies and controls to manage all facets of financial management for a burgeoning research institution. Previously, she held several accounting positions in the financial services and real estate sectors.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.