Health

The US healthcare system is changing more dramatically now than any time in the last 50 years. The current system costs too much. Quality is too low. Access is too limited. We spend more money on our healthcare system than any other country yet have shorter life spans and poorer health to show for it. But right now—at this very moment—we have a tremendous opportunity to improve and impact the system.

At NYU Wagner, we believe health is a right, not a privilege. Everyone should have access. And that means access to high-quality services. We also believe that studying healthcare means seeing the whole community. We look at the social conditions that affect and promote health: housing, transportation, urban development, and more. These conditions are key to effectively improving health for individuals and communities, especially for vulnerable populations—including the uninsured, the undocumented, the severely ill, the chronically ill, the impoverished, and those facing cultural and linguistic barriers.

At NYU Wagner, we strive to produce leaders capable of creating a more efficient and fair healthcare system with better health outcomes. As an NYU Wagner graduate, you’ll have the skills and tools to change the system and improve it one step at a time. You’ll understand how management affects policy, and vice versa. And you’ll gain insight into the real impact of policies. You’ll join the ranks of NYU Wagner alumni who analyze patient satisfaction, launch and evaluate new programs, and get the word out about important services. In short, you’ll be one of the leaders making the vision of equal access and quality care a reality.

WAGTalk: John Billings, “Improving Care for High Cost/High Risk Patients”

Improving Care for High Cost/High Risk Patients

Professor John Billings presents research that aims to identify and improve care for high cost/high risk Medicaid patients.

Could Cesarean Delivery Hurt Child Health?

Professor Jan Blustein presents evidence that C-section births are linked to asthma, obesity, and diabetes.

WAGTalk: Jan Blustein, "Could Cesarean Delivery Hurt Child Health?"

Could Cesarean Delivery Hurt Child Health?

Professor Jan Blustein presents evidence that C-section births are linked to asthma, obesity, and diabetes.

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Research

Inequalities in Private and Public Health Systems: The United States, France, Canada, and Great Britain

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Alumni

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NYC Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), NYC Mayor's Office
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Capstone

Nursing Risk Assessment

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Press

We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care

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