from 20+ academic disciplines
Looking Back and Looking Forward
Please join us as we thank former ISR Director David Lam for his dedication to the Institute of Social Research as the director for the past six years. During his tenure, David has been a champion for social science research and for training the next generation of researchers. Under his leadership, ISR expanded its research portfolio, and his deep commitment to diversity has enhanced the Institute’s climate of openness, mutual respect, and pride. In the second half of this event, David helps us get to know the new ISR Director, Kate Cagney, in a relaxed one-on-one discussion.
ISR consists of five separate but interdependent research centers, each with a particular focus and capabilities.
Projects & Grants
We conduct research in a wide variety of areas. View some of our recent project highlights or explore them all by topic area.
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.
Research Professor, Population, Neurodevelopment, & Genetics Professor, Psychology Professor, Psychiatry DepartmentKeating's research focuses on integrating knowledge about developmental and biodevelopmental processes, population patterns in developmental health, and social factors … more
September 9, 2021
ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan faculty are available to discuss the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 report on poverty and income statistics, Read more
September 8, 2021
As dementia’s toll on the U.S. rises, new study shows major gaps in who gets care that could help them remain at home
ANN ARBOR – A new study provides stark statistics about a reality that 6 million Americans with dementia and their Read more
September 8, 2021
National study also shows increases in hallucinogen use, reaching highest level among college students since early 1980s ANN ARBOR—Daily marijuana Read more
September 7, 2021
ANN ARBOR – How can social programs improve the lives of young people? Robin Jacob, PhD, research associate professor at Read more