New York City Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN)

The New York City Clinical Data Research Network (NYC-CDRN) has been established to improve and streamline research in an effort to advance patient-centered research. Together, we can find answers that will save lives.

We use a large volume of robust, high-quality patient data and support services from a unique collaboration of more than 20 partners. These organizations include Columbia University, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, New York University Langone Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical College, and the Clinical Directors Network. The NYC-CDRN is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

The goal of the NYC-CDRN is to enable patients and medical providers to make better-informed clinical decisions, putting patients first.

The NYC-CDRN collects comprehensive medical histories for what will be as many as 6 million patients. This robust data enables groundbreaking medical research in a way that ensures the privacy and security of our patients.

By participating in our research, patients give us the potential to provide the most thorough and detailed snapshot of patient care in New York City — information critical to determining how effective and economical existing health care treatments and delivery models are and how they compare against each other.

Ultimately, the NYC-CDRN network will be a leading component of PCORnet — a national research data network that will enable researchers to perform data queries and analysis across various regions and patient populations.

Andrea Cohen, MPA
Director, Healthcare IT Research Programs

Kalyani Thampi, MPA
Research Manager

Vanessa Carillo
Senior Research Assistant

Nathan Young, M.S.
Systems Analyst

Ashlee Wisdom
Assistant Research Coordinator


  • Division Office
  • 425 East 61st Street, Suite 301
    New York, NY 10065
    (646) 962-9409
Center for Healthcare Informatics and Policy (CHiP)

Selected Publications

  • Weill Cornell Master's Program in
    Health Informatics Featured in
    U.S. News and World Report