Our New study

The Refugee and Immigrant Well-being Project is currently recruiting Latinx immigrants and African refugees for a new study. This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. The purpose of this study is to understand more about the well-being of Latinx and African newcomers (immigrants and refugees) in the United States and how to reduce stressors faced by newcomers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants in the study will complete 5 surveys over a period of 3 years. They can complete these surveys over the phone or on Zoom with one of our team members, or they can complete them on their own using an online link that will be sent to them. Participants have the option to take the survey in the language of their choice (English, Spanish, Kirundi, Swahili, or Kinyarwanda). The survey will include questions about the participant’s health and well-being, experiences during the pandemic, and community resources and services used. All responses are confidential. The survey will take about 30-40 min to complete.
After completing each survey, participants will receive an electronic gift card (the amount for each survey increases from $25 to $75 for a total of between $220-$245 for completing the 5 surveys). A small number of participants will be chosen to complete a qualitative interview (open-ended questions) for an additional $25 at each time point.
If you have any questions about the study, you can reach the following individuals:

Principal Investigator:


 Community Leaders:

  • Martin Ndayisenga
    • Contact Information: 505-225-4344, mndayis1@unm.edu
    • Languages: English, Swahili, Kirundi
  • Rachael Elumba


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