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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. We promote 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. 

Become a member of our research team to conduct new, innovative studies or sign up as a research study participant to fill out a survey, help us better serve our community, and enter for a chance to win gift cards. Our current study, the COVID-19 Vaccine Perception Study includes a 15-minute survey for you to fill out. Upon completion, you will be entered to win a gift card! Whether or not you received a vaccine, you are encouraged to participate if you are 18+ years of age and live in New York City.

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS (2022-2023 Current)

RAMZIYA AMINI, Undergrad, Early Childhood Education Program at University of Washington

CARLY HAVRANEK, LCSW

SANOORI WELMILLAGE, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro College'24

ELIJAH LOCKHART, MFA Program at SIUC, pursuing PHD in Psycology

RONNIE DE LEON, B.A. in General Psychology at CSUSB

ANOUAR SMITH, B.A. in Psychology at NYU

This volunteer role is closed. Next opening will be on April, 2023

OUR RESEARCH STUDIES

The Impact of Racial Injustices on Adolescents

APA Citation:  Asokumar, D., Baskind-Wing, S., Cunningham, C., Iwatsubo, S., Jahangir, S., Li, M., Woo, A. (2021). The impact of racial injustices on adolescents. Center for Research and Development, I'RAISE Girls and Boys International Corporation.

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COVID-19 Adolescent Psychological Impact Survey

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.

COMING SOON - Partake in our COVID-19 Vaccine Perception Study

FORMER RESEARCH TEAM (2020 - 2021)

MOLLIE MISKIEWICZ, LMSW

SHARON BASKIND-WING,  PHD in Cultural Anthropology

NAZIAT HASSAN, LMHC, CASAC-T

MICHELLE LI

MALCOLM GIRAND, M.A. in Human Rights Study

ZIXI LYU, M.S. in Developmental Psychology

MAGGIE CASHMAN, M.S. Occupational Therapist 

SHEYNNON FEDER, B.A. in Sociology, Completing UX Research Certificate

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