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 CUNY SPH faculty were selected to participate in the project as investigators. Assistant Professors Sheng Li and 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 LGBTQ community.
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.
Read the NYAM press release here.