Family and Social Medicine – Research and Clinical Trials – New York City – Montefiore Medical Center


Researchers in the Department of Family and Social Medicine strive to improve the health of underserved communities and populations by addressing important clinical, epidemiological,health services, and health policy questions through research that addresses urban underserved populations’ health and healthcare needs. Our efforts promote collaboration between academic and clinical departments and among community-based health partners and other institutions to generate new knowledge.

Research Faculty

Karen Bonuck, PhD
Elizabeth J. Chuang, MD
Alison Karasz, PhD
Clyde B. Schechter, MD
Earle C. Chambers, PhD
Sean C. Lucan, M.D., MPH
Peter A. Selwyn, M.D., MPH
Alvin H. Strelnick, MD
Kevin P. Fiori, MD, MSc, MPH


The New York City Research and Improvement Networking Group (NYC RING) is a practice-based research network (PBRN) with access to research, data, clinical and administrative resources focused exclusively on the urban underserved.

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BraveNet is a practice-based research network composed of nineteen integrative medicine clinical sites around the United States that have joined together to help advance integrative medicine by providing clinical outcomes and cost benefit data that has previously not been available to the medical and scientific communities.

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The Center of Excellence in Promoting Learning Health Systems Operations and Research at Einstein/Montefiore (EXPLORE), funded via an institutional K12 from AHRQ and PCORI, supports the training of clinicians and research scientists to conduct patient-centered outcomes research within the “learning health system” (LHS). The LHS model represents a highly promising and paradigm-shifting approach to the delivery of health care. A LHS is characterized by its capacity to continuously study every health care interaction to generate objective evidence and actionable knowledge, engage stakeholders, and develop targeted processes to improve outcomes.

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