On Thursday the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene announced the launch of Health Data for New York City (HD4NYC), an innovative multi-institutional platform that will advance population health research to promote health equity.
After a highly-competitive review process, two faculty from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy were selected to participate in the project as investigators. Assistant professors Dr. Sheng Li and Dr. Karen Flórez were appointed to the project’s first two working groups, which will focus on health equity issues related to birth and childhood, such as birth equity and children’s environmental health, and marginalized populations, such as immigrants, people with criminal justice involvement, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community.
Drs. Li and Flórez join investigators with backgrounds in public health, medicine, engineering, psychology, global affairs, and social and public policy from 11 institutions in the New York metropolitan region including Columbia University, Mount Sinai, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Weill Cornell Medical College.Friday Letter Submission