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Research Institutes and Centers

Hunter's many research institutes and centers are actively engaged in original research.


Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging

Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging 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.


Center for Advanced Research of Spatial Information

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.


Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro)

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.


Center for Translational and Basic Research

At the heart of the RCMI'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.


Center For Community Planning and Development

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.


Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College

The Institute for Sustainable Cities at Hunter College 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.


Center for Gifted Studies and Education

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.


Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute

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.


Clinical and Transnational Science Center

The mission of the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is to provide an environment that allows optimal use of our considerable multi-institutional assets and the diversity of our patient population to move translational research seamlessly from bench to bedside and to the community. The CTSC acts as a conduit through which essential resources, technological tools and education programs for all partners can be efficiently shared and managed.


Hunter Autism Research, Practice, & Policy (HARPP)

The Hunter Autism Research, Practice, & Policy (HARPP) Center was created in response to the growing needs of New York City children, adolescents, and adults on the autism spectrum. Our programs support the families and practitioners who work with these individuals; drawing upon Hunter’s strengths in teacher training, research, community outreach, and public policy.


The Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training (CHEST)

The Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training (CHEST) conducts research to identify and promote strategies that prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV. We have been advocating for and working with the LGBT community since 1996.


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