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from 20+ academic disciplines

Calculate your neighborhood’s ‘cognability’

sample cognibility map

Does your neighborhood help protect your cognitive health as you age? A new tool, an interactive map developed by ISR researchers, allows you to plug in your address and assess how your neighborhood could support healthy cognitive aging under a theory Jessica Finlay and colleagues developed, called “cognability.” Learn more about this research.

Our Centers

ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.

Faculty Profiles

ISR’s faculty experts conduct groundbreaking and wide-ranging social science research — representing more than 20 academic disciplines. Included below are two examples of the type of work being done by members of our team.

  • Inbal Nahum-Shani

    Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    My research focuses on using behavioral theory and novel methodologies to develop adaptive interventions, namely interventions that use ongoing information … more
  • Robin Tepper Jacob

    Research Professor, School of Education and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Robin Tepper Jacob is a Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research’s Survey Research Center and the School … more