The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) Data Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the sole entity in charge of collecting, managing, analyzing, performing public health surveillance, and preparing for research using the physical and mental health, exposure, occupational and socioeconomic data generated by the WTCHP General Responder Cohort Clinical Centers of Excellence via annual medical monitoring examinations of non-FDNY World Trade Center (WTC) rescue and recovery effort workers and volunteers. Programmers, analysts, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and physicians at the WTCHP Data Center at Mount Sinai work with researchers to generate relevant research questions about WTC health consequences, prepare relevant data sets to assist in answering these questions, and consult and advise on data analysis and interpretation.
The Data Center has published numerous peer-reviewed clinical, statistical, and epidemiological studies using this data. These publications inform physicians, public health officials, and policy makers worldwide of health consequences stemming from the 2001 attacks. The Data Center has also developed and implemented effective multilingual and multicultural outreach, retention, and member education strategies.
Our faculty and staff at the Icahn School of Medicine have become profoundly aware of the physical and mental health problems that confront many of the WTC responders. We are proud and honored to do our work on behalf of the WTC responders who gave so much to us on and after September 11th, 2001.
Since 2002, the World Trade Center Health Program has partnered with the five Clinical Centers of Excellence (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York University at Bellevue Hospital; Northwell Health; Rutgers University; and the State University of New York - Stony Brook and Downstate), to establish medical protocols to monitor the health of World Trade Center workers and volunteers, and organize medical care for them. We manage, curate, clean, share, and analyze the data collected by the CCEs, from the cohort members' health examinations. We also coordinate outreach and patient education activities.