Research Institutes and Centers
Hunter's many research institutes and centers are actively engaged in original research.
Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to the advancement of successful aging and longevity through research, education, and evaluation of evidence-based models of practice and policy.
The Center for Community and Urban Health conducts scientifically-sound, evidence-based research, training and program development in the field of urban public health. The Center prides itself on co-designing and evaluating health interventions with members of client, service and scientific communities to improve the lives of under-served populations.
CARSI is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility, and one of the best-equipped laboratories in the United States for geographical analysis.
The Hunter College Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) was established as a research, training and educational center whose mission is to promote community and workplace health. The Hunter COEH works with community based organizations, schools, labor unions, private employers and federal, municipal and state agencies to promote better understanding, access to information and improved skills in addressing workplace and environmental hazards.
The Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos / Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a university-based research institute whose mission consists of two components. One is to collect, preserve and provide access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans. The other is to produce, facilitate, and disseminate interdisciplinary research about the diasporic experiences of Puerto Ricans and to link this scholarly inquiry to social action and policy debates.
At the heart of the Gene Center's mission is an imperative to build unique collaborations among biologists, chemists, biopsychologists, biophysicists, and bioanthropologists; to recruit and equip outstanding faculty; to develop and share core research facilities; and to implement strategies for scientific networking.
The Center for Community Planning & Development (CCPD) promotes knowledge, applied research, and innovative practice in community planning and development throughout the New York metropolitan region. It provides technical assistance and training through partnerships with community-based organizations, non-profit corporations, and local agencies. The CCPD is committed to democratic, inclusive, and participatory approaches to planning and development that foster sustainability and economic and social justice.
The Infancy Research Lab studies some of the early social, cognitive, and communicative skills that are essential for optimal learning and development. Their research helps parents and caregivers to understand the complexities of infant and child development.
The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities seeks to create awareness and understanding of the connections between the everyday lives of urban citizens and their natural world, leading to the discovery and use of cities like New York as a learning laboratory to create a sustainable future for cities worldwide.
The Gender Equity Project, partially funded by an NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Award, has the mission of promoting equity and excellence at Hunter College.
The Center for Gifted Studies and Educated is committed to understanding and encouraging high level achievement in diverse kinds of learners, with a particular focus on urban settings.
The mission of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute is three-fold: to educate our students in public policy, to support applied policy research, and to foster creative dialogue. The institute provides a place for students to analyze critical public policy issues and experience meaningful civic engagement; a place for faculty to research, teach, and write constructively about the most important issues of the day; and a place for scholarly and public audiences to participate in high-profile lectures, seminars, and conferences.