Current Research

Latino Youth Coping with Discrimination: A Multi-Level Investigation

This project seeks to understand how discrimination-related stressors affect mental health for Mexican-American youth living in a new migration area.

Positive Minds Strong Bodies – Implementation

This renewal grant tests an enhanced version of the Positive Minds-Strong Bodies disability prevention program, offered by Community Health workers to racial/ethnic & linguistic minority older adults.

Building Infrastructure for Community Capacity in Accelerating Integrated Care

The Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of North Carolina Greensboro seek to reduce mental health disparities for racial/ethnic and linguistic minorities.

Past Research

National Latino and Asian American Study

The National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) provides national information on the similarities and differences in mental illness and service use of Latinos and Asian Americans.

Export Center

In conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard Medical School, the Disparities Research Unit is part of a multi-site continuation of the EXPORT Center.

Patient-Provider Communication Effectiveness

This effectiveness trial aims to increase shared decision making among patients and their providers and to improve patient-centered quality of care and providers’ receptivity to patient activation.