About Us

Why City Health Dashboard?

More than 80 percent of U.S. residents live in urban areas. But until recently, few measures have been available to assess health, the factors that shape health, and the drivers of health equity at the city level. That's where the City Health Dashboard comes in. Our goal is to provide communities and city leaders with an array of regularly updated data specific to neighborhood and/or city boundaries – such as life expectancy, park access, and children in poverty – to improve the health and well-being of everyone in the community.

Created by our team at NYU Grossman School of Medicine's Department of Population Health, and with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the City Health Dashboard launched in 2018. The Dashboard now offers data on over 40 measures of health and drivers of health for over 970 cities across the U.S. – all cities over population 50,000 plus a growing set of smaller places. We're committed to constant improvement, over the years adding new measures and features, including multi-year data, new data visualizations, and easier data access through an API.

Equipped with the Dashboard’s data and action-supporting resources, local leaders have a clearer picture of the challenges facing their communities and how to address them. City leaders and partner organizations have used the Dashboard to target public health investments in high-need neighborhoods, to expand support for city budget allocations for health, and to design evidence-based community health improvement efforts. Read more about our impact here.

Dashboard data is also used in educational settings around the world. University students studying public health, economics, healthcare administration and more are using Dashboard data for real-life case studies and applied learning. Visit our Educational Resources page for more, including specially-designed high school lesson plans based on the Dashboard.

See our FAQ, or Technical Documents for specific questions.

Tour the City Health Dashboard

Explore the City Health Dashboard live with our team at our regular Virtual Office Hours. Or, take a look at our video series to walk you through the site. The Dashboard Roadmap is a series made up of bite-sized video tutorials on some of the Dashboard's best features, like comparing metrics, take action resources, and much more. Read more about this series, check out the introduction below, and find all the latest episodes in this playlist.

Curious how to journey through the site? Check out our User Journey series, which explain why and how to use some of the tools and resources we offer on the site through the journeys of example users. These videos make it easier to inspire you and your collaborators to move from data to action with the City Health Dashboard. Read more about this series, watch an episode below, and see all of the videos in this playlist.

Our Mission

Equip cities with a one-stop resource for comprehensive, reliable data to help them build healthier and more equitable communities.

Our Team

Jacqueline Betro, MPA, Research Project Manager

Samantha Breslin, MPA, Program Supervisor

Alex Chen, MPH, Data Analyst

Dana Duong, MPH, Research Analyst

Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Primary Investigator

Yoomin Hwang, Project Coordinator

Neil Kleiman, PhD, Co-Primary Investigator (City Policy/Partnerships)

Taylor Lampe, MPH, Senior Data Analyst

Yuruo Li, PhD, Senior Data Analyst

Shirley Liang, PharmD, MSPH, Data Analyst

Isabel Nelson, MPH, Senior Data Analyst

Caleigh Paster, Program Coordinator

Eileen Shea, MPH, Data Analyst

Ben Spoer, PhD, Co-Director, Metrics and Analytics

Jay Stadelman, MPH, Data Analyst

Lorna E. Thorpe, PhD, Co-Primary Investigator (Methods)

Anne Vierse, MS, Data Analyst

Hannah Wade, MPH, Senior Population Health Policy Analyst


Additional data analysis by:

Sarah Conderino, MPH, Surveillance Data Scientist, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

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