Dr. Bruce Armstrong founded the Young Men's Clinic at New York Presbyterian Hospital and helped establish school-based clinics in Washington Heights. He directs hospital-, school- and community-based men's reproductive and sexual health initiatives at the Center for Community Health and Education. He is also the director of the Clinical Practice I clerkship program for first year medical students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Armstrong teaches the substantive course, Adolescent Health: A Public Health Perspective. He has authored and co-authored publications on adolescent health and men's health, and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Men's Health, the board of the Male Advocacy Network, and the Male Involvement Advisory Committee for Title X, Region II. Dr. Armstrong frequently presents on men's health services at local, regional, national, and international conferences and training events. He has served as a consultant with numerous organizations including EngenderHealth, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Vera Institute of Justice, the Urban Institute, the New York City Department of Health, and the federal Office of Population Affairs. He has also served as a consultant in the Philippines, Kenya, Ghana, and Sweden.
Director, Young Men's Health Initiative
Honors & Awards
Areas of Expertise
Adolescent Health, Community Programs and Outreach, Male Health, Healthcare Providers, Incarceration and Recidivism, Family Planning
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Director, Young Men's Health Initiative and Young Men's Clinic: Dr. Bruce Armstrong is the founder and director of the Young Men's Clinic (YMC) at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The YMC is a component of the Young Men's Health Initiative at the Center for Community Health and Education. The YMC provides medical, health education, short-term counseling, and outreach services to men 14-35 years old at approximately 3,900 visits each year. The clinic has been nationally and internationally recognized as an important model of providing men's health services, and has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, the American Journal of Men's Health, the Journal of Men's Health, Scientific American Presents, the American Journal of Public Health, and Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. The YMC received the New York Urban League Building Brick Award for its service to underserved urban communities. The YMHI conducts strategic outreach and health education for adult males in workforce development, alternative education programs (GED), and other community service programs throughout Washington Heights, Harlem, and the Bronx. YMHI faculty provide extensive training on how to provide male-friendly care to medical and social service providers in New York City.
Armstrong, B, Kalmuss, D., Franks, M., Hecker, G., Bell, D. Creating Teachable Moments: A Clinic-based Intervention to Improve Young Men's Sexual Health American Journal of Men's Health 2009
Kalmuss, D., Armstrong, B., Franks, M., Hecker, G., Gonzalez, J Evaluation of a community-based sexual health intervention for young adult Latino and African-American men Journal of Men's Health 5 318-26 2008