About Us

About the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health:

The central mission of the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) is to translate research into sustainable, cost-effective population-level interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies with the potential to improve health and reduce health disparities at scale around the world. We do this by understanding biological mechanisms, subtypes and major drivers of disease, identifying program/service/policy implementation gaps driving suboptimal health outcomes at the population level, and by designing and conducting rigorous experimental and observational studies of the impact of strategies aimed at improving population health outcomes. We rigorously assess the effectiveness of these strategies when implemented at scale. Given that many forces shape population health, including those outside the health sector (e.g., political, economic, sociologic, environmental, demographic), we seek and generate knowledge, collaboration and expertise to achieve our mission of improved population health through better implementation. The overarching goal of the Institute is to conduct large-scale research studies on population health and on intervention implementation in real world settings (i.e., outside the research environment). We engage in, foster, and leverage multidisciplinary collaborations across different health outcomes and disease types with public sector agencies, health care organizations, clinical researchers, community-based organizations, policy makers and other institutions. Our primary goals are:

  • To apply rigorous scientific methods to assess the effectiveness and impact of interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies aimed at improving population health around the world.
  • To conduct research that describes population health outcomes and improves the understanding of the factors that can shape/influence them through better implementation.
  • To create, support, and leverage successful multi-disciplinary partnerships across all of CUNY’s colleges, professional schools, and institutes for cutting edge and impactful research collaborations at the intersection of implementation science and population health.
  • To provide hands-on research training for masters/doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows and host visiting scholars at the intersection of implementation science and population health.

 

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