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Department of Population Health Research

Our wide-ranging research programs employ rigorous methods and draw on diverse partnerships and data sources.

Investigators in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health conduct research in our healthcare system and in the many communities we partner with. An overarching goal is to investigate relationships at the intersection of health and nonmedical factors to improve health on a broad scale and drive changes that make it easier for people of diverse backgrounds to be healthy in their everyday lives. We rigorously measure and analyze health data from a variety of sources, such as national and community health surveys, electronic health records, and medical claims. We also mine non-health data, such as restaurant and grocery store maps, income inequality measures, and reading proficiency, to get a full picture of the connection between health and social determinants.

Our research methods include monitoring health at the population level, evaluating the effectiveness of various interventions and policies, assisting in the design of randomized controlled trials, analyzing underlying factors associated with health risk, and fostering and measuring behavior change.

We carry out projects with partners from a wide array of public and private sector organizations, as well as across NYU Langone and other NYU schools, and with other academic partners. Our research is funded by the generous support of various government and private funders.

Studies and Initiatives

Learn more about our major research studies and initiatives.

Bellevue/NYU Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinic

City Health Dashboard

Comprehensive Program on Obesity

Diabetes Research, Education, and Action for Minorities (DREAM)

Food and Microbiome Longitudinal Investigation (FAMiLI Study)

Greater New York City Practice Transformation Network

Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab

Health Geographics Research Initiative (Health GIS)

Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design Lab

New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES)

NYU Women’s Health Study


Predictive Analytics Unit

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian Americans (REACH FAR) Program

Rapid Randomized Controlled Trial Lab

Together Growing Strong

Tool for Advancing Practice Performance

Working Group on Compassionate Use and Preapproval Access

By the Numbers

in extramural funding in 2017 (more than doubled from 5 years ago)


of department’s grant funding from the National Institutes of Health


New Yorkers providing microbiome samples for our longitudinal study of food and the microbiome