NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center Completed Affiliated Projects
The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC) has completed research projects affiliated with various academic and clinical partners across NYU Langone, NYU, and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
These projects further demonstrate our success in combining innovative community- and clinic-based interventions to enhance preventive care and chronic disease prevention and management—particularly in underserved populations experiencing health disparities.
Costs, Health Outcomes, and Real-World Determinants of Success in HIV Care Coordination
Directed by Denis Nash, PhD, MPH, the Costs, Health Outcomes, and Real-World Determinants of Success in HIV Care Coordination (CHORDS) Study evaluated the effectiveness of care coordination at improving HIV viral suppression among more than 7,000 people living with HIV in New York City’s Ryan White Program. CHORDS generated vital insights into the effectiveness, outcome determinants, and cost-effectiveness of a promising, scalable service delivery strategy.
This study was a collaboration between the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and NYU Langone’s Section on Value and Effectiveness, part of the Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science.
New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Most recently conducted in 2013, the New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, or NYC HANES, is a citywide health survey that incorporates clinical and laboratory measurements to capture data about New Yorkers’ disease burden, risk factors, and exposure to toxic chemicals like lead, complete with a biorepository. Researchers collaborated with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to help health researchers and policy makers analyze new population health data about chronic diseases. Data and biospecimens collected for more than 3,500 New Yorkers as part of NYC HANES are available through its data resources.
Directed by Lorna E. Thorpe, PhD, MPH, researchers from the NYU-CUNY PRC and NYU Langone’s Division of Epidemiology partnered with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop the NYC Macroscope, a population health surveillance system that uses electronic health records to track key public health conditions managed by primary care practices. The first community-based electronic health record surveillance system designed to monitor real-time prevalence of chronic conditions, smoking rates, and flu vaccine uptake, the NYC Macroscope has been reviewed by Stat News, The Hill Extra, Modern Healthcare, and Crain’s.
Project on Asian American Partnership in Research and Empowerment
The Project on Asian American Partnership in Research and Empowerment (AsPIRE) developed, tested, and evaluated a community health worker program for reducing cardiovascular disease and hypertension disparities among Filipino Americans living in New York and New Jersey. Conducted in partnership with the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the Kalusugan Coalition, research led by Chau Trinh-Shevrin, DrPH, and Nadia S. Islam, PhD, found that participants in the community health worker‒led intervention showed significant improvement in mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared with a control group.
Project AsPIRE was awarded a grant for a train-the-trainer program using webinars, online toolkits, and social media for 35 additional community health workers in cities across the United States, and was recognized by the Agency for Health Quality and Research Health Care Innovations Exchange. Learn more about Project AsPIRE.
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans
The goal of the CDC-funded Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans (REACH FAR) program was to prevent cardiovascular disease by improving high blood pressure management in Asian Americans living in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area. The program aimed to increase access to healthy foods and drinks in various community settings and provide culturally tailored health information through pharmacists and healthcare providers.
The initiative was conducted through the NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health in partnership with four community-based organizations serving the Asian American community, establishing a multisector coalition of community- and faith-based organizations, local businesses, healthcare professionals and institutions, and governmental agencies. Learn more about REACH FAR.