The Web Platforms Team, part of the HMS IT Web and Advanced Research Platforms (WARP) group, in conjunction with the Office of Communications and External Relations (OCER), provides support for a wide array of HMS web properties, including the HMS flagship site, department/center/core sites, and lab websites.

Harvard Medical School offers a variety of support models for community members who want to build, expand, or update a website. Depending on where within the HMS community your work is based, there is a path for you to build a website. See more details below.

Website Creation Support Models

  • Quad-based departments, centers, and initiatives

    If you work in an HMS Quad-based department, center, program, or initiative and are a benefits-eligible Harvard employee, you may qualify for a website on the HMS web platform. This is a Drupal-based platform with pre-set design elements, templates, and branding that is supported and managed by HMS IT and the Office of Communications and External Relations. If you fit in this category and would like more information, please contact:


    HMS Flagship Site
    Department of Biomedical Informatics

  • Quad-based individuals and labs

    In addition, Harvard University offers a self-service web platform (currently at no cost, although fees may start as early as FY24) based on WordPress, through CampusPress to anyone who  is a benefits-eligible Harvard employee or currently enrolled, degree-seeking student.

    Using HarvardKey, individuals can log in and create a new site for their personal work or their department, office, initiative, lab, etc... These sites are self-service (you will use an existing platform with preset templates build your own pages) and can be built at your own pace. For more details on this platform and additional services available to Harvard users, visit Harvard Web Publishing.

    Please note that prior approval is required before requesting a Harvard CampusPress site.  Please email with a brief description of the site, along with the full name and email address of the site owner, if different from the submitter.  Once approval is obtained, Click here to fill out a form requesting a CampusPress site from Harvard Web Publishing.  Please attach the approval email to the submission form.

    Please visit the HUIT website for more information on CampusPress at Harvard.  Please also note that support requests related to CampusPress websites should be submitted to Harvard University IT at

  • Affiliate/hospital-based community

    Web creation services at Harvard Medical School are available only to benefits-eligible Harvard employees and currently enrolled, degree-seeking students. Therefore, these services are not available to individuals employed by HMS-affiliated hospitals or research institutions, including if the individual has a primary appointment in a preclinical, Quad-based department. Please see the list below for contacts at each affiliate who can assist with web creation services at your primary institution.

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    • Chris Boyer (, VP of digital strategy & market intelligence

    Boston Children’s Hospital

    Boston VA Medical Center

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    • Ron Henry (
      Senior Manager of Digital Communications
    • BWH Web Edits team (

    Cambridge Health Alliance

    • Jeff Nussbaum (
      Senior Director of Program and Services Marketing

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    • Luise Dittrich (Luise_Dittrich@DFCI.HARVARD.EDU)
      Senior Web Editor

    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

    Hebrew Senior Life


    • Katherine Delaney (
      Website and Digital Brand Manager

    Judge Baker Children’s Center

    • Christina Minassian O’Keefe (
      VP of Administration & Operations


    • Scott O’Brien (SOBRIEN12@PARTNERS.ORG)
      Director, Digital Strategy Team

    Mass Eye and Ear:

    Mass General

    • Kristen Joyce Drury (KJOYCE2@PARTNERS.ORG)
      Senior Manager of Digital Marketing


    VA Boston Healthcare Center:

  • HMS domain name guidelines & requests

    Top-level HMS domain names (e.g., will be reviewed by the HMS Use of Name Committee and are generally approved only for the following:

    • HMS Quad-based preclinical departments and offices
    • HMS faculty who are employed by and eligible to receive benefits from Harvard and whose labs are based in preclinical departments physically situated on the HMS campus
    • Approved HMS institutes, programs, initiatives, and centers (IPCIs) and School-wide initiatives approved by the dean of the faculty of medicine
    • HMS educational programs

    If you meet the criteria outlined above and would like to request an HMS domain name, please email the HMS Use of Name Committee

    If you need additional clarity or have specific questions about this process, please email Ben Sharbaugh (

  • Web Design & Development

    WARP-Web manages the creation, support and ongoing improvement of dynamic web-based sites and systems. Our developers help to carry website enhancement projects from conceptualization to completion, delivering high-quality and scalable web solutions that stay future-proof by following industry standards and best practices.

    • We build external- and internal-facing websites quickly and affordably by leveraging open-source content management systems like Drupal.
    • We manage HMS websites at scale using a secure, high-availabilty cloud-based platform to quickly spin up accessible, HMS-branded websites.
    • We handle ongoing support and maintenance for the sites under our purview.
    • We provide project management support for web projects, ensuring that goals, timelines and budgets stay balanced.

    To submit a work request, please email or submit a STAT service request. Our team works in a 3-week "sprint" cycle with an established SLA guideline.

  • Web Content Management Training

    Hands-on self-service CMS training for the HMS web platform is provided at

    If you need additional assistance, please contact Sam Peasley ( for more details.

  • Web Consulting

    We can help to analyze your web-related needs and suggest options to identify the solutions that best address your unique challenges. We adapt our expertise in proven web strategies and best practices to your situation, helping you to avoid pitfalls and delays and navigate the best route toward success. If you’re not sure where to start, or whether the solution you’ve imagined is the best fit for your requirements, we’re the folks to ask.

    • We’ll help you choose where and how to build, rebuild or improve your web presence, whether hosted on our own servers, in Acquia Cloud or Site Factory, or on Harvard’s CampusPress CMS.
    • We can advise on various aspects of your web needs, from your site’s information architecture to the selection, setup and configuration of a CMS or web technology.