Improving urban health through research, evaluation, policy, and practice.

The Academy is committed to multi-disciplinary, collaborative research to generate new knowledge that advances the field of urban health.  To address critical issues within the Academy’s priority areas of healthy aging, prevention, and eliminating health disparities, the Academy’s research spans disciplines that include health management and policy, health economics, systems science modeling, health systems research, urban planning, cognitive and behavioral science, anthropology and sociology, urban planning, and epidemiology. Our multi-method approach includes quantitative and qualitative studies, community-based participatory research and program evaluation.

A key focus of our activity is promoting collaboration across disciplines and institutions in New York City. The Academy partners with universities, academic health centers, health departments, community-based organizations, health care systems, and schools of public health to both generate new scientific knowledge as well as to identify the best solutions to support health across the lifecourse. 

Our work is conducted through the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research, the Center for Health Innovation, and Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health, as well as policy-oriented research studies conducted by the Center for Health Policy and Programs.

Center for Evaluation and Applied Research

Center for Health Innovation

Center for Cognitive Studies in Medicine and Public Health

Center for Health Policy and Programs