The PAGNY Health & Research Foundation, Inc. (PHRF) is a not-for-profit organization created in 2016 to help physicians conduct cutting edge population health research and other investigations to enhance the health of all people in the diverse communities of New York City. The PHRF also works to protect our most precious commodity -- physicians -- so they can continue to provide high quality care to our most marginalized neighbors. The PHRF researches investigate the factors that contribute to physicians’ wellness and implements innovative programs to enhance their ability to provide the best patient care in the hardest of circumstances. PAGNY physicians and allied health professionals provide high quality, comprehensive health care in the city’s public hospitals to the more than 1.8 million New Yorkers who fall below the poverty line and who have little or no health insurance. Along with quality care, these physicians have been pioneers in the search for a treatment for pediatric AIDs prevention, effective trauma procedures, and so much more.


To promote advances in the area of population health, and increase wellness of physicians working with the most marginalized New Yorkers.


Improve the quality of life of everyday New Yorkers by studying health trends and by advancing the wellness of physicians in the city’s public hospitals.

What we do

Seek funding to support the research priorities of our physicians to study population health.

Provide programming to enhance the wellness of our health provider workforce through education, engagement opportunities, and leadership training.

Advocate for the underserved populations to receive the best healthcare and to improve the health of future generations.


Contact us with questions, comments, or if you would like to partner with our Foundation on your research! We want to hear from you!