Other Research


New York City is developing the NYC Macroscope, a population health surveillance system that uses electronic health records (EHRs) to track conditions managed by primary care practices that are important to public health. Using the NYC Macroscope, we'll be able to monitor in real-time the prevalence of chronic conditions, such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension, as well as smoking rates and flu vaccine uptake. For more information, email nycmacroscope@health.nyc.gov.


The CUNY School of Public Health and the New York City Health Department are conducting a second New York City Health And Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES) with grant funding.

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

REACH FAR aims to implement strategies to address hypertension control in Asian American communities in New York and New Jersey.

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

The DREAM Project is a five-year community based participatory research study using a CHW model designed to improve diabetes control and diabetes-related health complications in the Bangladeshi community in NYC.

Dental Health Promotion Program

UNITED SIKHS, a Project RICE partner organization, was one of only four recipients of an award in September 2012 from the DentaQuest Foundation's National Community Committee (NCC) Oral Health Initiative. The project will address dental health promotion in Sikh South Asian communities in New York City and New Jersey, and is a collaboration between UNITED SIKHS, the NYU PRC, and the NYU College of Dentistry.

Project AsPIRE (Asian American Partnership in Research and Empowerment)

The goal of Project AsPIRE is to develop, test, and evaluate a community health worker model designed to reduce cardiovascular disease and hypertension disparities among Filipino Americans living in New York and New Jersey.