Centers & Institutes

School of Public Health faculty are affiliated with several City University of New York research centers and institutes. These provide opportunities for faculty and student research.

Center for Translational and Basic Research (CTBR) for Addressing Health Disparities and Improving Health Outcomes is a consortium of researchers from the Hunter College departments of biology, chemistry, psychology, physics, anthropology, and urban public health, as well as from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. The CTBR is a key partner in the Clinical and Translational Science Center, an enterprise that also includes the Weill Cornell Medical College, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

Affiliated faculty: Professor Waldron

Website:  http://ctbr.hunter.cuny.edu/content/about-us


 

The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center is one of 26 Centers around the country funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to study how people and their communities can avoid or counter the risks for chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer. In 2014, the NYU School of Medicine and CUNY School of Public Health were awarded a five-year, $3.75 million federal grant to establish an innovative public-private partnership aimed at reducing heart disease inequities in New York City. The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center integrates evidence-based interventions with community-clinical approaches to reduce cardiovascular disease disparities, with particular emphasis on ethnically diverse and immigrant communities.

Affiliated faculty: Professor Thorpe

Website:   http://www.med.nyu.edu/prevention-research/nyu-cuny-prevention-research-center


 

The Healthy CUNY Initiative is a collaboration with the University Student Senate. Designed by CUNY students, faculty and staff, the goal is to make the City University of New York the healthiest urban university in the United States. Acknowledging the strong connection between educational achievement and health, Healthy CUNY seeks to ensure that students leave college healthier, and better able to protect their future health, than when they entered.

Affiliated faculty: Professors Freudenberg, Cooper, Heller, and Palmedo

Website: http://sph.cuny.edu/healthycuny


 

Center for HIV Educational Studies and Training conducts research on social and psychological factors that contribute to HIV transmission.

Affiliated faculty: Professors Grov and Parsons

Website: http://www.chestnyc.org/index.html

Website: http://www.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/cidr/history-mission.html

 


 

Center for Human Environments studies the relationship between people and their physical settings. It provides a forum for environmental research that examines the problems faced by neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, not-for-profits, policy-makers, and government agencies.

Affiliated faculty: Professors Freudenberg and Lennon

Website: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/che/


 

CUNY Institute for Demographic Research at Baruch College launched New York’s first demographic research and training program, thereby producing an intellectually vibrant community of scholars in that field.

Affiliated faculty: Professors Dowd, Horiuchi, Maantay, and Romero

Website: http://www.cuny.edu/about/centers-and-institutes/cidr/history-mission.html


 

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities create understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world, leading to the discovery and use of cities like New York as a learning laboratory to create a sustainable future for cities worldwide.

Affiliated public health faculty: Professors Freudenberg and Maantay

Website: http://www.cunysustainablecities.org


 

Institute on Health Equity seeks to narrow the current gaps in the health status between the better off and New York City’s underserved ethnic and racial populations. It works to identify and change the social determinants of health that contribute to the high rates of morbidity and mortality among these populations, and provide technical support to its community partners.

Affiliated public health faculty: Professors Aguirre-Molina, Borrell, Levitt and Roberts

Website: http://www.lehman.edu/cuny-health-equity/