in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Leading the way in social science research

University of Michigan President Santa J. Ono featured the Institute for Social Research in his latest video address. View President Ono’s video here.

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.

  • Deborah Marie Robinson

    Research Investigator, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. Robinson is a researcher and senior program manager with more than 25 years of experience working with grassroots community … more
  • Sarah Andrea Burgard

    Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Population Studies Center, Center Director, Population Studies Center, Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy
    Sarah Burgard conducts research on the social stratification of aging and health with population-based survey data, and has published … more