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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.

  • Noura Elise Insolera

    Research Investigator, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
    Noura Insolera is a Research Investigator at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. She leads the Education and … more
  • Catherine Asher

    Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy
    Catherine Armstrong Asher is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Youth Policy Labmore