Who We Are?


The Aurora Research Institute (ARI) serves the greater Denver area and national partners by providing a wide range of program evaluation services. ARI is a nonprofit research and evaluation corporation affiliated with the Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC). ARI serves a wide range of local and national clients working in the health sciences field. We provide evaluation services in areas such as, but not limited to, offender programs, refugee and immigrant services, and public education settings. Our domestic network spans judicial enforcement agencies, school districts and colleges, non-profit agencies, and public health agencies. ARI has experience evaluating health equity and social determinants of health through both local, state, and federal grants.

ARI serves as a real world classroom for graduate and undergraduate interns as well as post-doctoral fellows seeking research, program evaluation, and program design experience. ARI has a panel of consultants for mental health substance abuse, prevention and correctional programs. Further, ARI believes in lifelong learning, and encourages staff to participate in professional development opportunities such as conferences and additional skills development courses.

ARI supports applied research and has expertise in providing technical assistance in every stage of the research process from literature reviews to conference presentations, and writing technical reports/journal articles.

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