The Center for the Evaluation of Health Programs (CEHP) is a part of the Department of Family and Social Medicine. In CEHP’s formative years, almost all of the evaluation and health services research was conducted for small, local clinical interventions. Over time, with funding from CDC, HRSA, NIEH, NIH, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Altman Foundation, and the Samuels Foundation, CEHP has grown to where its staff and Department of Family and Social Medicine researchers are leading a national 5 year, HRSA funded National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center. The HRSA funded evaluation takes place at 11 sites across the country, and is focused on improving the care of HIV positive Women of Color. CEHP formulated the national evaluation, and routinely collects data on HIV Women of Color from across the country. The Center’s director, Arthur E. Blank, Ph.D., is responsible for evaluating the medical schools Harold and Muriel Block Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Einstein and Montefiore, and works with other Clinical and Translational Research centers across the country to examine how the country is progressing in moving basic science developments to the bedside.
CEHP continues to work with other departments at Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to help design and evaluate interventions that can range from the community to the clinic. Within the Department of Family and Social Medicine, CEHP also supports the PBRN, NYCRING, and Bronx CREED - the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic Health Disparities.
CEHP staff includes experts in database design and management, statistics, survey design, experimental and quasi-experimental design, and psychometrics.