The twenty-five member staff of the Center is comprised of seven
Ph.D.-level researchers trained in health services, aging, and
policy research, complemented by a staff of masters level graduates
in public health, social work, computer sciences and related fields.
Members of the senior staff have held appointments at the Harvard
University School of Public Health, the John F. Kennedy School
of Government, the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Hygiene
and Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine, and the Agency for Health
Care Policy and Research.
A unique strength of the Center is its relationship to VNSNY,
its parent agency, and its ability to enhance its research activities
by drawing on the agency’s programmatic and clinical expertise,
its rich databases, and its administrative and technical resources.
was established in 1893 on
the Lower East Side of Manhattan by Lillian D. Wald, the founder
of public health nursing in the United States, to provide nursing
care and health education to new immigrants. VNSNY is now the largest
not-for-profit provider of home health care in the United States
and is dedicated to providing quality home care and related community
services to people of all ages and of all social and economic means.
Every week, the agency provides comprehensive services to approximately
22,000 New Yorkers in almost every neighborhood of New York City.
The agency’s programs include Adult Care, Long-Term Home Health
Care, Managed Long-Term Care, Hospice Services, AIDS services, Community
Mental Health Services, and Maternal/Child Health and Pediatric