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Research Areas

Centro's Research Areas

As Centro’s researchers charged with the production of knowledge on subjects that bear on the general well-being of Puerto Ricans, the Research Unit adopts and implements research programs for the study of critical conditions that affect the Puerto Rican community in the United States. These research programs have the potential to shape public policies that promote social change and justice.

At present the research areas for research programs adopted by Centro researchers entail the following content areas:

  • Economic Opportunity
  • The Educational Pipeline
  • Health Equity/Mental Health
  • Political Participation, Race, and Migration
  • Puerto Rican Communities

Staff Publications include:

  • Books
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Book Chapters
  • Policy Papers/Reports
  • Book Reviews
  • Work in Progress

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Researcher, Ph.D., Luis O. Reyes was appointed as a Research Associate at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, in 2010. He...Read more
Dr. Torres-Pagán earned a degree in 2014 on Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. His training included therapy...Read more
Centro Research Associate, Carlos Vargas-Ramos is working on the impact of migration on Puerto Rican political behavior, political attitudes and...Read more
Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. He was appointed as the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican...Read more