Support Population Health Gains through CUNY ISPH

Help the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) make a greater impact on population health through better implementation.

Health research in the real world is hard, whether in New York City or Sub-Saharan Africa. Investigators must conquer logistical, cultural, political, and environmental obstacles to assess the factors that shape health and disease in populations. This research often has the greatest potential to inform policy and have an impact if those findings are implemented.

At the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH), housed at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH), we conduct rigorous real-world research that focuses on implementation. We determine and translate best practices into scalable, sustainable, population-level interventions and policies that improve health and reduce health disparities around the world. But we can't reach our potential impact without your help.

Private support will enable our hardworking investigators to conduct large-scale research on population health challenges, secure long-term funding to intervene in real-world settings with best practice solutions, and train the next generation of implementation scientists. For every $1 of initial investment, ISPH has secured $50 in competitive grant funding!

ISPH runs 17 core research programs across 18 countries.

Examples of our work include:

• Improving the health outcomes of people living with HIV, locally and globally, through research on scaleable HIV treatment and prevention initiatives

• Analyzing the human microbiome and cancer genomes for a better understanding of population health

• Studying marijuana and tobacco use among youth in the US

• Evaluating new strategies to change the course of the opioid epidemic

• Bringing cutting edge public health informatics and health technology to our research

• Understanding the drivers of LGBTQ sexual and mental health, including the role of state and local policy environments

• Monitoring the health status of urban slum dwelling populations to identify opportunities to improve health through better implementation

• Elucidating the impact of mental health and illicit substance use on the continuing tobacco epidemic

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