Bienestar's Department of Research and Evaluation conducts research projects that involve the diverse populations served by the organization. The Department disseminates research findings through academic journal articles, book chapters, policy briefs, research reports and various other information channels. Our research is also communicated through oral and poster presentations at national academic conferences and community meetings.
The Department often collaborates with academic institutions and public health organizations on its research projects. Recent collaborations have included:
- Arizona State University
- California State University
- Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
- Columbia University
- Harvard University
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- RAND Corporation
- San Francisco State University
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
- University of Southern California
The Department is also involved in the evaluation of Bienestar's programs and services. This contributes to continual program monitoring and improvement as well as the creation of new programs and services.
The Department also provides prestigious research internships for graduate level students. Most recently, we have mentored a doctoral student in social psychology and a master's level student in statistics. Through these commitments, Bienestar's Research and Evaluation Department participates in the training of future generations of professionals who will conduct research with the populations served by our organization.
For more information on the Department of Research and Evaluation, please contact:
Joanna Barreras, Associate Director
(866) 590-6411 ext. 121