Population Health and Health Systems Core


Earle C. Chambers, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine



Brian Elbel, MPH, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Core Faculty

Nadia S. Islam, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Core Faculty



The overall goal of the Population Health and Health Systems (PHHS) Core is to promote health equity by supporting high quality diabetes-related translational research within the community and health system settings. The 2020 NIH sponsored Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Achieving Health Equity in Preventive Services (P2P) report, identified three cross cutting themes crucial to addressing disparities in access to health care and the use of clinical services that prevent chronic diseases including diabetes. These themes are: 1) Community engagement and systems approach; 2) Integration of services and new delivery models, and 3) Need for innovative methods. New faculty recruited to the PHHS Core increase capacity to provide consultation in quasi-experimental research designs, and systems and simulation modeling approaches. We support diabetes and obesity investigators as they develop, evaluate, and disseminate translational research programs that improve individual and population health. Through effective collaboration with expert, multidisciplinary faculty, the PHHS Core seeks to improve uptake of research findings into policy and practice to more rapidly disseminate effective models across community and health care settings, thereby increasing potential for equitable and sustainable improvements in health outcomes.


The PHHS services structured to help investigators:

  1. Providing community engagement expertise
  2. Consultation and technical support for health systems research
  3. Consultation and guidance to investigators in analytic methodologies

Key partners include:

Grant Acknowledgement

Users of Core Services are asked to acknowledge the support of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) grant that supports our Center in their publications and presentations: P30 DK111022.