Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

Registered: 
January 01, 2012
Acronym: 
FHCNL
City: 
Brooklyn
State: 
New York
Zip: 
11220
Main Phone: 
347-377-3903
Network Director: 
Iman Sharif
Network Member: 
Kell Julliard
Network Member Role: 
Director of Clinical Research
Geographic Coverage: 
Local or City-wide
Clinics Location: 
New York
Founded: 
2012
Network Category: 
Established
Network Type: 
Mixed Network (a combination of family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, nursing and/or other specialties)
Mission Statement: 

To promote practice-based research that directly informs strategies for improving health care delivery with the ultimate goal of better health and well-being for our neighbors and communities. We are dedicated to conducting research that improves care for whole persons throughout whole communities. Health outcomes focus not only on physical, but also emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social needs.

We will 1) use community-based participatory methods to engage practicing clinicians, staff, and family advisory boards to define research questions that can be implemented throughout the NYU Family Health Centers network of primary care practices; 2) seek to collaborate with other primary care research networks to extend research to broader and more diverse populations; and 3) nurture the development of future primary care-focused clinician-researchers by engaging medical students and trainees in all phases of research conduct.

Current or Past Research Interests: 
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disease (muscle, bone, joint conditions)
Cardiovascular disease including stroke and HTN
Care transitions
Chronic pain
Comparative effectiveness research on improving health care systems and/or patient experiences
Coordination of care for complex patients
Dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease
Diabetes (Type 1 or 2)
Functional limitations and physical disabilities
Health literacy
Immunizations
Infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS, STDs
Obesity, physical activity and / or diet and nutrition
Population health
Pregnancy and childbirth including preterm birth
Pulmonary disease/asthma
Substance abuse (alcohol and drug abuse)
Tobacco use and smoking cessation
Current or Past Research Interests Comments: 
Asthma
Approximate Number of PBRN Member Licensed Clinicians: 
84
Approximate Number of Practices or Clinics: 
8
Approximate Number of Patients: 
136000