Department of Population Health Research
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.
Bezos Family Foundation Mothers and Families Initiative
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
Resources for Researchers
Office of Science and Research
We provide support and various resources for researchers at NYU Langone.
The NYU Health Sciences Library Data Catalog facilitates researchers’ access to large datasets.
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides services, resources, and training for researchers.
Institutional Review Board
NYU School of Medicine offers guidance and support to researchers submitting to institutional review boards.
Search NYU Langone’s Funding Search database for all current funding opportunities (Kerberos ID required).
Cores and Shared Resources
NYU Langone’s scientific cores and shared resources provide tools and technologies to facilitate research.