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Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Clinical Services World Trade Center Health Program

World Trade Center Health Program

Denise J. Harrison - Clinical Director

Denise J. Harrison, MD

Clinical Director

Welcome to NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence.

We are one of seven centers established by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 to provide monitoring, screening, treatment, and support services to WTC responders. We treat those who may have been affected physically or mentally by their service at the 9/11 disaster sites in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act in 2015 allows all seven Clinical Centers of Excellence to provide quality healthcare to responders and others affected by the attacks until 2090.

I am delighted to serve as the clinical director of the WTC Health Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. I have been caring for patients diagnosed with WTC health conditions in various capacities since the Bellevue/NYU Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic, part of the Division of Epidemiology, first developed specialized treatment sessions for responders, survivors, and residents in the wake of 9/11. Over the years, my primary focus has been on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of environmental and occupational lung diseases and on the research related to this important field.

It has been an honor and a privilege to work with WTC responders, and I look forward to continuing to do so.

Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for our Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Clinical Psychology. This specialized 12-month training program begins July 1, 2023. The fellow will join our multidisciplinary team in an outpatient setting to learn the integrative assessment and treatment of post-traumatic reactions in WTC first responders. Opportunities for academic writing, collaboration with clinical researchers, and grant writing for continued funding are available. Health insurance, benefits, and a standard annual salary of $54,835 will be provided.

The deadline for submitting a completed application is November 27, 2022. Please email a detailed letter of interest and current CV to peter.haugen@nyulangone.org. In addition, please email or mail three letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts, and relevant publications in a single envelope to:
Peter Haugen
NYU Grossman School of Medicine, WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence
650 First Avenue
7th Floor – WTC Suite
New York, New York 10016-9196

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have completed a doctorate degree in counseling or clinical psychology. Applicants with research experience in qualitative and quantitative methods are encouraged to apply. NYU Langone Health is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

For further information please contact Peter Haugen, PhD, at peter.haugen@nyulangone.org, Alyce Foster, PhD, at alyce.foster@nyulangone.org, and Aditi Werth, PhD, at aditi.werth@nyulangone.org.

Our Response to COVID-19

As we are faced with another wide-scale crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, the WTC Health Program is striving to adapt to the existing and changing needs of our members. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in any way.

We are currently offering telehealth (phone and video) appointments for annual monitoring exams. Medical treatment and follow-up appointments are available via telehealth and in-person for select physicians. Our psychologists also offer appointments via telehealth. WTC responders can call our main office line at 212-263-7335 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.

WTC responders with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should call their primary care doctor or sign into their MyChart account to make a Virtual Urgent Care appointment. It is not advisable to visit the emergency department if your symptoms are not severe. Learn more about our COVID-19 resources.

We take your health and safety seriously and will continue to monitor this situation.

Contact Us

Our new clinic is located at 650 First Avenue, seventh floor, WTC Suite, in Manhattan, between East 37 and 38 Streets. For more information, please contact Trace Rosel, clinical and member services coordinator, at 212-263-7335 or Tricia Guarin, outreach and retention associate, at 212-263-7335.

Additional Information

Get more details about the WTC Health Program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Information for Providers

Healthcare providers are an integral part of our program.

Information for Patients

We offer a variety of health services to WTC responders.