Mental Health Survey Data-CUNY DSI  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The CUNY DSI conducted two surveys at the Dominican Consulate in New York City in the Fall of 2015. The surveys were administered to a convenience sample of 294 Dominican immigrants over the course of a month. Each survey was specifically targeted to either the unemployed or under-employed population. Both surveys collected information related to socio-demographic characteristics, work, symptoms of depression and anxiety, consumption of alcohol, links to social support networks, and other issues related to values and attitudes towards work. Similar research was simultaneously carried out by sister institutions at other Latino consulates across the U.S. This research was financed by Programa de Apoyos a la Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, PAPIIT IN301714- UNAM​, under the leadership of Dr. Maritza Caicedos Riascos, the Principal Investigator for the entire study.  Dr. Ramona Hernandez directed the CUNY DSI study.


Survey of Dominican Heads of Household

In 2009, the CUNY DSI in collaboration with the Survey Research Unit of Baruch College, conducted a phone survey of 636 persons of Dominican descent residing in Manhattan and the Bronx. The survey was based on a random sampling.  In the survey, heads of households were interviewed about everyday life issues.​


Protocol to gain access to the databases:

Please send all inquiries to the CUNY DSI Director Dr. Ramona Hernandez at

Include in the subject line "Database Inquiry"


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