National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization founded in 1967. The mission of NDRI is to advance knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, HIV/AIDS, and other related social and health concerns.

Deaf Research Projects
The Deaf Research Projects at NDRI study health and social problems that affect individuals who are Deaf and the Deaf community. We conduct surveys in American Sign Language (ASL), often on laptop computers. The purpose of these surveys is to gather information on what many Deaf people think about topics such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, smoking, and mental health.

Use of Research Findings
The information we gather can then be used by organizations that provide services to people who are Deaf for treatment, prevention, and development of necessary services.

Deaf AIDS Project
The Deaf AIDS Project is conducting a survey of individuals who are Deaf about their HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. The survey is in ASL with captions on laptop computers.
The survey will be conducted at arranged sites in the New York Metro area and other locations in order for a wide variety of individuals who are Deaf to participate.

We appreciate participants' time and help with this project.

If you are interested in participating in our survey, or would like further information, please contact:

Patrice Joyner, MSW
Senior Research Associate
Email us
212.845.4569 TTY/relay

Our Staff:

Marj Goldstein, Ph.D
Principal Investigator

Beth Eckhardt, LCSW, PhD
Project Director

Patrice Joyner, MSW
Senior Research Associate

Robbie Berry, MFA
Research Assistant

Social Sciences Innovations Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI).

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