About Us

Mission and Vision

Today it is almost axiomatic that tremendous advances in biomedical research bring with them substantial opportunities, but also vexing challenges of translation into widespread practice. Important initiatives, such as the NIH Roadmap and the many programs it spawned including the CTSA, have been created to advance translational research. Much of the early focus was on the early phases of discovery and evaluation, including exploratory and early confirmatory trials. More recent efforts seek to invigorate comparative effectiveness and implementation research as well as community outreach – the often neglected late-stage components of a translational spectrum that elucidates how novel interventions can be used to provide high quality, affordable, and equitable health care. The Department's multi-disciplinary character and mission has allowed it to make major evaluative contributions to the full range of translational research – from first in-human studies to implementation science – and to explore their policy implications for regulation, coverage, payment, and optimal organizational models of health care delivery.

The mission of the Department of Health Evidence and Policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is to develop, analyze, and disseminate evidence that can guide decision-making and policy toward improvements in health and more effective, efficient and equitable health care. Our unique research mission bridges the traditional division among bench science, clinical medicine, public health and health care policy.

The Department's vision is to expand our portfolio of internationally recognized research that shapes important public and private policies, affects treatment paradigms, reduces disparities in health care, and develops new analytical approaches and methodological breakthroughs.

The Department has built a sizable portfolio of research that is both timely and enduring. The aim of this research is not only to produce outstanding peer-reviewed studies, but also to conduct research that affects treatment paradigms, increases equity, and shapes policy.


Contact Us

Tel: 212-659-9567
Fax: 212-423-2998

Department of Health Evidence and Policy
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1077
New York, NY 10029

Physical Location:
Icahn Medical Institute
1425 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10029

Our Expertise

  • Clinical Trials and Observational Studies
  • Health Care Disparities and Social Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health Care Quality
  • Pediatric Quality Measures
  • Patient Safety
  • Health Economics
  • Health Policy
  • Analysis of Technological Innovation