Institutional Scientific Research Center

Who we are?

The Institutional Center for Scientific Research (ICSR) is established in 2013 as an initiative of Dr. Cynthia García Coll, a graduate of Harvard University professor and leading researcher in the area of Education, Pediatrics and Psychology.

 Dr. Arthur Cantos is who serves as director of Institutional Center for Scientific Research (ICSR), which in turn directs the PhD program in Clinical Psychology at Albizu University. Dr. Cantos has over 30 years of experience in clinical and academic practice. He earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at State University of New York at Stony Brook, and also earned advanced degrees and diplomas of Middlesex Hospital, University of London and the University of Valencia in Spain. In his academic research career he has conducted studies on issues related to domestic violence, where he has published on the mistreatment of children, parenting styles and dating violence.

 In Conjunction with Dr. Cantos collaborate more than 30 faculty members of precinct Albizu University in Miami and San Juan. This group of researchers doctors specialize in the areas of:

 Autism, Bullying, Depression, Sexuality and Sexual Abuse in Children, Developmental Disorders, Obesity, suicide, HIV, Substance abuse, Gerontology, Health Psychology, Religion / Spirituality, Psychometrics in the elderly, Alzheimer's, Mobbing in the workplace and Job Satisfaction.


What we do?

 Albizu University’s Institutional Center for Scientific Research (ICSR) is focused on researching, creating and disseminating knowledge as an integral part of our institution.

 ICSR has three main purposes: 

1.    Support research efforts at Carlos Albizu University and increase the number of student, faculty and alumni publications.

 2.    Project and promote ICSR’s research among the academic community, professional associations and mass media (traditional and digital).

 3.    Create a research culture at Carlos Albizu University that constitutes an integral part of the teaching-learning process, positioning the institution as a leader in Puerto Rico.

 The Institutional Center for Scientific Research (ICSR) also serves as a center for the dissemination of information on research funding available from local and federal agencies, as well as foundations and educational institutions. We also have the support of students, as well as members from the research training program at the Albizu University.


Our Team

The Institutional Center for Scientific Research (ICSR) has the support of a group of students and faculty members that provide the elements necessary for the development of scientific research.

Our facilities have more than ten computers which have the required statistical programs to analyze scientific data. 

These facilities are available to all active Albizu University student who is developing a scientific investigation.



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Centro Institucional de Investigación Científica

San Juan location
151 Calle Tanca San Juan, PR 00901
Phone: (787) 725-6500 Fax: (787) 721-7187
Miami location
2173 NW 99th Avenue Miami, Florida 33172 Phone: (305) 593-1223 Fax: (305) 592-7930
Centro Mayaguez
56 Calle José De Diego, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680 Phone: (787) 838-7272 Fax: (787) 721-7187
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