Website The New York Academy of Medicine

About The New York Academy of Medicine:

The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) tackles the barriers that prevent every individual from living a healthy life. NYAM generates the knowledge needed to change the systems that prevent people from accessing what they need to be healthy such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food, healthcare and more. Through its high-profile programming for the general public, focused symposia for health professionals, and its base of dedicated Fellows and Members, NYAM engages the minds and hearts of those who also value advancing health equity to maximize health for all.

Department Summary:

Through our CPPS team, we partner with residents, community leaders, and decision-makers to identify innovative policy solutions. We are actively working together with our partners to align and shape the actions of government and industry to better serve the community, recognize and uplift its assets, and to transform the places where we live, work, play and learn into environments that promote health for all. In addition to our policy leadership, we also develop and implement award-winning, place-based programs and conduct research to inform specific policy changes. These initiatives address some of the most critical health issues of our time, with a focus on health equity. Our team has expertise in a range of issue areas including early childhood, harm reduction and drug policy, food policy, health in all policies, and criminal justice reform. We conduct mixed methods research ranging from policy and program evaluation, to resident-led research, to health services research.

Position Summary/Overview:

The Research Associate position requires a well-organized, highly motivated individual, with experience in community-based research, capacity-building, engagement, or advocacy, and the willingness and ability to assume a variety of research, evaluation, and administrative tasks. Projects may include those that address population health and health equity and foster collaboration across public health and health care entities and communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collect data through surveys, interviews, and focus groups.
  • Recruit and screen study participants.
  • Perform basic qualitative analysis using software (e.g., Dedoose)
  • Enter, clean, and review survey data.
  • Perform basic quantitative analysis using software (e.g., STATA, R, SPSS).
  • Outreach to and liaise with partner organizations.
  • Conduct and write-up literature reviews.
  • Participate in the development of proposals, reports, and manuscripts.
  • Support administrative and logistical needs of various projects. Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Prior research and/or evaluation experience.
  • Demonstrated interest in and knowledge of public health issues affecting Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), low-resource populations, and neighborhoods experiencing historic disinvestment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Adept at working with diverse social, cultural, and economic groups.
  • Ability to travel and work in communities throughout NYC and NYS (consistent with CDC guidelines).
  • Ability to occasionally work flexible hours on evenings and weekends, as necessary.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree and one-year relevant experience or bachelor’s degree and 3 years relevant experience.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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