Meet Our Research Team

I’RAISE Center for Research focuses on identifying the needs of vulnerable youth of color and their families in the areas of research, training, and service. 
I’RAISE promotes the use of evidence-based practices for vulnerable youth of color and equips our staff and non-profit leaders and executives in New York State to address the needs of this vulnerable group. 

 

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Sharon Baskind-Wing has 10+ years of professional experience at nonprofits and universities, leading teams on funding proposal development, informal education and human services projects, and program evaluation. She is trained in qualitative and quantitative research methods and earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology based on 16 months of ethnographic fieldwork. Baskind-Wing lives in Springfield, NJ with her husband and two children, and is currently pursuing an M.Ed. to be completed in 2022 with a focus on race and ethnicity.
 


 

 

 

 

 

Molly Miskiewicz, LMSW, is a licensed social worker, consultant, researcher, and psychotherapist specializing in complex trauma and other trauma-related disorders. Molly has dedicated her life to understanding the complexities of the mind and the significant role that society plays in mental health, particularly among youth. Additionally, Molly has significant experience in nonprofit leadership, organization, research, and design, and looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience at I’RAISE.

Zixi is currently a research assistant in I'RAISE. I graduated from Teachers College Columbia University with a Master's degree in developmental psychology. My research interests focus on language learning. I am very excited to meet everyone here and work with our group to help facilitate children's development.

Naziat Hassan, LMHC, CASAC-T has a BA in Psychology and Biology from Queens College at
the City University of New York as well as an MS in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter
College at the City University of New York. She is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. She has been working in the mental health field, treating diverse, vulnerable populations with mental health disorders and substance abuse disorders for over 8 years. She worked in a residential substance abuse treatment program as well as outpatient mental health clinics. She works as a research assistant for I’RAISE.

Malcolm Girand grew up in and still resides in West Harlem. Last year, he graduated with a MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia. His research focused on novel organizing strategies among Walmart employees. He currently works as a Data Analyst for Youth Villages.  
 

Our Research Studies

The Impact of Racial Injustices on Adolescents

APA Citation: 

Ahmed, N., Baskind-Wing, S., Girand, M., Hassan, N., Li, M., Lyu, Z., Miskiewicz, M. (2021). The impact of racial injustices on adolescents. Center for Research and Development, I'RAISE Girls and Boys International Corporation.

COVID-19 Adolescent Psychological Impact Survey

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APA Citation: 

Ahmed, N., Baskind-Wing, S., Girand, M., Hassan, N., Li, M., Lyu, Z., Miskiewicz, M. (2021). COVID-19 adolescent psychological impact survey. Center for Research and Development, I'RAISE Girls and Boys International Corporation.

Interested in participating in future studies?