Welcome to the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research!
From left to right: top row - Ping Shi, Michael Flores, Norah Mulvaney-Day, Daniel Jimenez, Anne Valentine, Benjamin Cook, Sheri Lapatin Markle, Nick Carson; bottom row - Helen Wang, Kristen Keefe, Margarita Alegria, Karla Leon, Sandra Kafury
The Center, led by Dr. Margarita Alegría, is based at the Cambridge Health Alliance, a large public hospital system, and collaborates with outside institutions such as the Harvard University Medical School and the Recinto de Ciencias Médicas at the University of Puerto Rico.
Our mission is to generate innovative mental health services research that impacts policy, practice, and service delivery for multicultural populations. We are comprised of an interdisciplinary group of psychologists, social policy analysts, health economists, psychiatrists, data analysts, sociologists, and other professionals that assist in the research and analysis of Center projects.
There are currently several NIH-funded projects operating at the Center: the joint UPR/CHA Research Center of Excellence, the Comparative Effectiveness Research for Eliminating Disparities (CERED) supplement, an R01 on the Effects of Social Context, Culture and Minority Status on Depression and Anxiety, and an R01 and Supplement on Understanding Mechanisms of Mental Health Episodes.