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Community Health Worker Research & Resource Center Team

The Community Health Worker Research & Resource Center (CHW-RCC) leverages expert faculty, staff, and stakeholders within NYU Langone and beyond who are dedicated to refining and strengthening the capacities of community health workers (CHWs), patient navigators, lay health workers, and others in similar roles in community care settings.

Faculty and Staff

Sue A. Kaplan, JD
Director, NYU Langone Community Service Plan
Research Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Nadia S. Islam, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Sahnah Lim, PhD, MPH, MIA
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Amy Freeman, PhD, MPH
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health

Dina Pimenova, MPH
Project Coordinator, Community Health Worker Research & Resource Center

Stakeholder Group

The CHW-RRC stakeholder group includes in-house experts who have engaged CHWs, lay health workers, and other community–clinical linkage models utilizing community leaders in their work. This group convenes quarterly to discuss CHW-RRC programming and activities.

Kathy Hopkins
Vice President, Community-Based Programs, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Rebecca Gallager, LMSW
Senior Director, Youth and Adolescent Services, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Megan Haseltine, LMSW
Administrative Director, Patient Screening and Navigation Programs, Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center

Jason Hyde, LMSW, MEd, C-ASWCM
Director, Patient Navigation Center, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Anita McFarlane, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Beatrice W. Welters Breast Health Outreach and Navigation Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center

Jennifer McNeely, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Jackie Nay, RN, BSN, CCM
Assistant Director, Care Transitions, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn

Finn Schubert, MPH
HIV Program Director, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Mark D. Schwartz, MD
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

MD Taher, MPH
Project Coordinator, Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health

Yi-Ling Tan, MPH
Program Manager, Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health

Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH
Director, Section for Health Equity
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Population Health
Professor, Departments of Population Health and Medicine

Jennifer Zanowiak, MA
Program Supervisor, Section for Health Equity, Department of Population Health

Lorna E. Thorpe, MPH, PhD
Director, Division of Epidemiology
Professor and Vice Chair for Strategy and Planning, Department of Population Health

Our internal partners include the NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center and NYU Langone’s integrative health services team. We also collaborate with CHW programs at various institutions including Make the Road New York, Red Hook Initiative, Henry Street Settlement, New York City Housing Authority, Harlem Health Advocacy Partners, Housing Justice Network, NYC Health + Hospitals, Asian Americans for Equality, and others.