Health x Housing Lab Events
The Health x Housing Lab at NYU Langone hosts regular events with the goal of disseminating evidence-based information, amplifying the voices of people with lived experience of homelessness and housing insecurity, and educating a wide audience across sectors.
Please visit our resource library to view our past events and explore research on a variety of health- and housing-related topics.
Health x Housing Lab Research Seminar Series
Our Research Seminar Series highlights research at the intersection of health and housing, with a focus on moving research to action. Seminars incorporate knowledge from research, practice, and lived experience.
Housing for Health: Data and Program Innovations from NYC Health + Hospitals
Amidst rapidly growing interest in how health systems can work to address social determinants of health, NYC Health + Hospitals has several initiatives to improve healthcare access and pathways to housing for patients experiencing homelessness. During this seminar on May 23, 2023, presenters discussed how NYC Health + Hospitals identifies patients experiencing homelessness and uses data and dashboards to foreground their health needs and plan targeted programs. We also learned how the NYC Health + Hospitals Housing for Health initiative works to facilitate permanent housing placements for patients experiencing homelessness.
Speakers: Laura Jacobson, MSPH (director of data services, Office of Population Health, NYC Health + Hospitals); Fionnuala Seiferth, MPA (director of housing policy and operations, Housing for Health, NYC Health & Hospitals); moderated by Patricia Hernandez, LCSW (director of the metro region, Corporation for Supportive Housing).
Flipping the Script
Flipping the Script events fill a gap in medical education on housing and homelessness, and re-envision how that education is provided. At these events, people with lived experience of homelessness teach healthcare students, trainees, and practitioners about how homelessness and housing insecurity affect health, and how better care can be provided.
Flipping the Script: A Teach-In for Healthcare Workers on Homelessness and Diabetes Management
At this panel, held on October 11, 2023, individuals with lived experience of homelessness shared how homelessness affected their ability to manage diabetes properly.
Speakers: Neville Joseph, Barry Joyner, David Gaynor; moderated by Michael Shen, MD.
Members of our team also participated in other events.
SIREN 2022 National Research Meeting: Racial Health Equity in Social Care
The Health x Housing Lab team presented at the September 15, 2022, SIREN National Research Meeting. Advisory committee members Kadisha Davis and Antoine Lovell joined co-directors Kelly M. Doran, MD, and Giselle Routhier, PhD, to discuss ways to uplift and integrate the knowledge of people with lived experience of homelessness in social care research, education, and practice.
Institute for Excellence in Health Equity Summer Series: Housing and Health Equity
NYU Langone’s Institute for Excellence in Health Equity summer seminar series provides interns, trainees, fellows, and study team members with an increased awareness of how health equity impacts health and medicine. This presentation, held on July 7, 2022, by Health x Housing Lab co-directors Dr. Routhier and Dr. Doran, focused on definitions of housing insecurity, housing as a social determinant of health, and structural causes of homelessness.