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Health x Housing Lab Focus Areas

The Health x Housing Lab at NYU Langone engages in activities related to research, policy, and education at the intersection of housing and health. As a creator and disseminator of evidence-based knowledge, our lab aims to advance health equity and work toward a future in which all people have safe, stable, and affordable housing.

Research

The Health x Housing Lab conducts research to build the evidence base for initiatives, programs, and policies at the intersection of health and housing. We are committed to improving the translation of research to practice and policy, providing opportunities for emerging leaders to contribute to and grow professionally in the field, and prioritizing the values of anti-racism, equity, and reduction of health disparities. Our director, Kelly M. Doran, MD, MHS, is engaged in a number of research projects related to health and homelessness.

Cash Assistance Evaluation

In partnerships with NYC Health + Hospitals and Test & Trace, the Health x Housing Lab team will evaluate two programs implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that provided one-time, unconditional cash transfers of $1,000 to low-income New Yorkers who contracted or were exposed to COVID-19.

Using a mixed methods approach, we will examine descriptive information on how program recipients used the $1,000 cash transfer, their experiences with the program, and self-reported effects of receiving the cash transfer on their health and social needs. This study is funded by the Robin Hood Foundation.

Cash Assistance Evaluation Research Associates

Harmony Arcilla
Ingrid Berthomieux
Daniela Fazio
Yoanna Parra
Yakira Pichardo
Gavi Rosenfeld-Barnhard
Bethany Springer

Education

The Health x Housing Lab is committed to fostering the education and career development of future leaders at the intersection of health and housing, through our Postdoctoral Fellowship and Health x Housing Lab Scholars Program. We also host a variety of educational events.

Postdoctoral Fellowship and Lab Scholars Programs

The Health x Housing Lab is committed to fostering the education and career development of future leaders at the intersection of health and housing, through our postdoctoral fellowship and Health x Housing Lab Scholars Program. The postdoctoral fellowship aims to develop new faculty leaders in research related to health and housing. The Health x Housing Lab Scholars Program is a paid internship that aims to foster career development of students (medical, social work, nursing, or other advanced degree students) dedicated to future work at the intersection of health and housing. In keeping with our core values, we seek applicants who are underrepresented in medicine, have lived experience of homelessness or housing insecurity, or both.

To learn more about educational and career development opportunities, please contact Ingrid Berthomieux at ingrid.berthomieux@nyulangone.org.

Health x Housing Lab Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

We are not currently accepting applications for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Please check back for more information in fall 2022.

The following is our postdoctoral fellow for 2021–23.

Giselle Routhier, PhD, MSW
Giselle Routhier earned her PhD from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and her MSW from Columbia University. Her primary research interests are housing insecurity and homelessness, with an emphasis on elucidating predictors and inequities and evaluating policy interventions. Her work has been published in Housing Policy Debate and Journal of Human Rights and Social Work. Dr. Routhier has spent her career advocating for more effective policies to address homelessness in New York City and previously worked as the policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless.

Health x Housing Lab Summer Scholar Program

We are not currently accepting applications for the Summer Scholar Program for 2022.

The following is our Lab Summer Scholar for 2021.

Joya Ahmad (she/her)
Medical school: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Academic interests: reproductive healthcare access, LGBTQ+ healthcare, and intersection
of homelessness and health
Joya Ahmad is an incoming first-year medical student, a distance runner (mostly marathons), and a proud cat mom. She is always buried in a book and loves reading histories of specific topics, such as the history of apple farming, and trying to understand the world a little better. She also serves as one of the national logistics directors of MedSupplyDrive, a nonprofit organization that facilitates personal protective equipment (PPE) donations and engages youth in free health equity classes across the country.