SUNY Downstate and SUNY Center for Workforce Studies

SUNY Downstate Medical Center, the academic medical center for Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, has served as the educational anchor and opportunity for traditionally underrepresented students through its Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Health Related Professions and Schools of Public Health and Graduate School of Science.  With nearly 1,800 students enrolled in the health professional programs and over 1,050 graduate medical trainees, SUNY Downstate is embedded in the ethnically and racially diverse inner city of Brooklyn, NY and has a demonstrated commitment to educating students reflective of the communities we serve and to impact the health disparities of our communities.

The SUNY Right Health Professionals for the Right Places (RP2) initiative is collecting and analyzing New York state health workforce data as well as data from all SUNY campuses with degree programs in health care professions. The initiative intends to better align SUNY education offerings with state needs.  SUNY Downstate is a principal partner in the initiative, along with the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY.

SUNY Downstate has partnered with the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President to create the Brooklyn Health Disparities Center, which aims to develop and implement models to reduce health disparities in minority and new immigrant populations in Brooklyn through research, community education, and health professional training.

The AAMC rates the SUNY Downstate College of Medicine in the top decile nationwide in terms of underrepresented minority students and faculty.

The Center for Health Workforce Studies is a not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to provide timely, accurate data and conduct policy-relevant research about the health workforce.

Project Team

Executive Council
  • Chief Executive Officer, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
  • Dean, College of Nursing
  • Assistant Vice President for Policy and Planning
  • Associate Dean of Minority Affairs
  • Dean, School of Public Health
  • Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
  • Interim Chair of Medicine
  • Dean, School of Graduate Studies
  • Principal Investigator Senior Vice President for Biomedical Education & Research and Dean, College of Medicine
  • President, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Project Management Team
  • Chief Diversity Officer
  • Associate, Planning
  • Vice President, Academic Fiscal Affairs
  • Program Coordinator
  • Director, Center for Workforce Studies (SUNY Albany)
Data Team
  • Director, Center for Workforce Studies (SUNY Albany)
  • Vice President of Student Affairs

Contact Information

Map of SUNY Downstate and SUNY Center for Workforce Studies
450 Clarkson Avenue
Box 97
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2012
United States

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