The University of Texas at Austin Latino Research Initiative

Project Summaries

Easily navigate our active studies by browsing the project names and summaries below. 

Regarding the impact of COVID-19 on current studies: The Latino Research Institute remains committed to its active research studies, which are currently in progress in various parts of central and south Texas. All in-person research activities have been suspended, but data collection and other research activities will continue to take place online and via telephone and video conference. The work of our dedicated researchers will remain important to the health and well-being of the Latino community long after this pandemic makes its way across the globe. The virus’ path is indiscriminate, but communities of color will arguably bear the greatest burden as society continues to function on the backs of those who have no option but to continue working. The research we produce today will be there for these communities tomorrow, as we continue to challenge systemic inequities that leave the Latino community most vulnerable during global crises.


CAPAS Youth Project: Implementing a Church-Based Parenting Intervention to Promote NIDA Prevention Science among Hispanics

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Healthy Rural TX: A Rural Community Partnership to Advance Latino Obesity Research

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Mexican Consulate Project: Mental Health Access to Immigrant Latinx Emerging Adults

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Miranos!: Obesity Prevention in Head Start

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PODER: Promoting obesity prevention among children with developmental disabilities and families through engaged research

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Refugee Children & Detention: Psychological Well-being of Rufugee Children after Release from Family Immigration Detention

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Socio-Cultural Stress Profiles, Stress Responses, and Health in Mexican American Adolescents

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