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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.

  • Patrick M O'Malley

    Research Professor Emeritus, Youth and Social Issues, Institute for Social Research
    Dr. O’Malley received his Ph.D. degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan in 1975. His primary affiliation … more
  • Fabian T Pfeffer

    Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center, Institute for Social Research, Associate Chair, Department of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
    Fabian Pfeffer is Research Associate Professor in the Survey Research Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. He … more