Health Science Academy

Championing Diversity in the Health


Serving over 160 students a year, from over a dozen Brooklyn partners schools the Health Science Academy (HSA) at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health is a pipeline program which exposes minority high school and middle school students to the health sciences in order to to address the chronic shortage of minorities in the healthcare and STEM fields.

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." – Arthur Ashe


Dr. Keisha Barry

Nicole McLean, MPH

HSA Class of 2009

Howard School of Medicine Class of 2020

“The Health Science Academy helped me understand the factors that affect health, which have helped me in medical school, but it also made me identify and improve my study habits, taught me how ask for help and to collaborate.”

Marco Diaz, MS

HSA Class of 2008

Sportsball 2017 USTA 1968 Scholarship Recipient

"I am so grateful I had this opportunity...If I had one piece of advice for current HSA students it would be to really take your studies seriously and take advantage of all the help that is offered.”

HSA Class of 2009

SUNY Downstate University Med School Class of 2017

“The important thing about the Health Science Academy,” says Barry, “is that through being at Downstate you get to see a range of professionals working in healthcare and come to understand that there are many ways to serve.”




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450 Clarkson Ave, Box 1232, Brooklyn NY 11203

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