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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.

  • Anne Pitcher

    Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research
    Anne Pitcher studies the comparative politics of developing countries, especially those in Africa. Her research focuses on urban politics, party … more
  • Anthony P King

    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School and Adjunct Faculty Associate, Research Center for Group Dynamics, Institute for Social Research
    Research interests:
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and other trauma-related disorders
    • Major Depression
    • Mindfulness-based … more