World Trade Center Health Program Data Center
Since 2002, the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) Data Center at Icahn School of Medicine has partnered with the five Clinical Centers of Excellence that comprise the General Responder Consortium of the WTCHP to:
- Coordinate medical care for WTC workers and volunteers
- Develop medical protocols for monitoring WTC workers’ and volunteers’ health
- Manage, clean, and analyze data generated from health exams
- Build and maintain data collection systems
- Coordinate outreach and patient education activities
The WTCHP Data Center at Mount Sinai is the sole entity that collects, manages, analyzes, and prepares for research the physical and mental health, exposure, occupational and socioeconomic data generated by the WTCHP Clinical Centers of Excellence through annual medical monitoring exams of non-FDNY WTC workers and volunteers. WTCHP Data Center at Mount Sinai epidemiologists, biostatisticians, physicians, and researchers work with researchers to generate relevant research questions about WTC health consequences, prepare relevant data sets to assist researchers in answering these questions, and consult and advise on data analysis and interpretation.
In addition, our clinicians and researchers have published numerous peer-reviewed clinical, statistical, and epidemiological studies using this data. These publications inform physicians, public health officials, and policy makers in this country and around the world of the health consequences of the attacks on the World Trade Center of September 11, 2001. In addition, the Data Center has developed and implemented effective multilingual and multicultural outreach, retention, and patient education strategies.
Our staff at Icahn School of Medicine has become profoundly aware of the physical and mental health problems that confront the WTC responder population. We are proud and honored to do our work on behalf of the WTC responders who gave so much to us after September 11, 2001.
The Clinical Centers of Excellence are hosted in five institutions: The Icahn School of Medicine; New York University at Bellevue Hospital; North Shore/Long Island Jewish Medical Center; State University of New York—Stony Brook and Downstate; and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Department of Preventive Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1057
New York, NY 10029