Deaf Research Projects (SSIC)

Director: Elizabeth Eckhardt

Deaf Research Projects at NDRI study health and social problems that affect individuals who are deaf and the deaf community. Research is conducted with deaf consumers across health topics. e-Health surveys in American Sign Language are developed and implemented with various segments of the deaf community. Research areas have included substance use, tobacco use, HIV knowledge and risk, and mental health assessment. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are incorporated into all research.