Established in 1847, The New York Academy of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy life. Through our original research, policy and program initiatives we provide the evidence base to address the structural and cultural barriers to good health and drive progress toward health equity. This work and our one-of-a-kind public programming are supported by our world class historical medical library and our Fellows program, a unique network of more than 2,000 experts elected by their peers from across the professions affecting health. 

We approach our critical issues including healthy aging, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities with a deep and long-standing commitment to understanding the complex factors that determine health.

The Academy has a legacy of over 160 years of pioneering progress in public health—making a lasting impact on health in New York City and beyond.