The NYU-CUNY Prevention Research Center (PRC) is an innovative public-private partnership between a CEPH-accredited, minority-serving public school of public health (CUNY) and a leading academic medical school with expertise in population health and prevention research (New York University). Established in 2014, the NYU-CUNY PRC works to catalyze translation of evidence-based and innovative programs to increase access to care and disrupt the cycle of health disparities among hard-to-reach, socially disadvantaged populations.

The key focus of the NYU-CUNY PRC is to advance the study of innovative combinations of community and clinic-based interventions for improved linkage to preventive care and chronic disease prevention and management. Currently, the NYU-CUNY PRC is conducting two core research projects that includes working with multiple stakeholders to engage in mixed-methods research to understand the current landscape and inform how best to tailor a mental health preventive intervention for Asian American cancer patients and post-treatment survivors that can be integrated into ongoing oncology and survivorship programs in NYC.