Since 9/11, FDNY has been conducting research that specifically addresses the health effects of exposure to the WTC disaster site, with focus on first responders.
NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program
NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence (NYUSOM CCE) was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH) to provide care to World Trade Center Responders.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – World Trade Center Health Program Data Center
The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) Data Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is the sole entity in charge of collecting, managing, analyzing, performing public health surveillance, and preparing for research using the physical and mental health, exposure, occupational and socioeconomic data generated by the WTCHP General Responder Cohort Clinical Centers of Excellence by annual medical monitoring examinations of non-FDNY WTC rescue and recovery effort workers and volunteers.
State University of New York (SUNY) Stony Brook - WTC Wellness Program
One of the longstanding primary goals of the research program at Stony Brook WTC Wellness is understanding 9/11 illnesses. As of early 2015, WTC Health Program membership totaled more than 70,000 individuals (more than ten percent of which belongs to Stony Brook WTC Wellness). Through collaborations with renowned researchers at SUNY Stony Brook, Columbia University, Bellevue, and other institutions, the multidisciplinary research program at Stony Brook WTC Wellness has secured millions in funding for a variety of groundbreaking studies. Through the integration of cognitive behavioral therapy programs, we focus on promoting lifestyle changes that will positively impact disease trajectories and help our patients lead healthier lives. The combination of our clinical discoveries and related research efforts has helped us develop an ever-evolving standard of care for our patients.
National Center for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
NIOSH has funded research projects designed to help answer critical questions about the physical and mental health conditions related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This research plays a vital role in the health conditions currently covered by the WTC Health Program and the Program’s ability to add health conditions to the list.
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health
Dr. Christina Hoven's career has focused on improving children's mental health services. She was Principal Investigator of the 2002 study: "Effects of The World Trade Center Attacks on New York City Public School Students," conducted on a representative sample of 8,236 students. That first epidemiological study of children following a major disaster included an assessment of eight psychiatric disorders.