NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center Projects
The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC) expands the translation of evidence-based, innovative programs aimed at increasing access to care and disrupting the cycle of health disparities among vulnerable populations. Our research is based in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health and at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
The NYU-CUNY PRC’s core research agenda is to promote novel combinations of community- and clinic-based interventions for improved linkage to preventive care and chronic disease prevention and management.
Beyond core research, we conduct a broad range of research through special interest, supplemental, and affiliated projects. These projects, collaborations with colleagues across CUNY and NYU—including our partners at the CUNY Center for Systems and Community Design and the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health—focus on a topic of interest or a gap in scientific evidence.
In our core research projects, we provide technical assistance and program evaluations of the New York City Health Justice Network (NYC HJN) and the Harlem Health Advocacy Partners (HHAP) Program. We also conduct community trials, including Implementing Million Hearts for Provider and Community Transformation (Project IMPACT) and Reaching Immigrants through Community Empowerment (Project RICE).
Special Interest and Supplemental Projects
Our special interest research projects (SIPs) focus on topics of interest and gaps in scientific evidence, specifically in the areas of cancer prevention and control research, managing epilepsy, and using electronic health records for cancer surveillance.
Through our supplemental projects, we carried out unique community-level and community-driven comparative effectiveness research focused on blood pressure reduction and colorectal cancer screening and conducted a community-based oral health promotion program.
Our more than 30 affiliated research programs produce a broad array of unique community- and clinic-based interventions for preventive care and management of cardiovascular health, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, hepatitis C, HIV and AIDS, opioid use disorder, and more.