in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Featured Video

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. The study is the longest running longitudinal household survey in the world, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It truly is America’s family tree.

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.

  • Mary E. Gallagher

    Research Associate Professor, CPS Director Academic Program, LSA Ii: Chinese Studies Professor, LSA Political Science Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights
    Mary Gallagher's research areas are Chinese politics, comparative politics of transitional and developing states, and law and society. The … more
  • Robert M. Sellers

    Faculty Associate, RCGD Professor, Psychology Vice Provost, Vice Provst Equity & Inclusion Professor, Soe-Educational Studies
    Dr. Sellers' research interests include ethnicity, racial and ethnic identity, personality and health, athletic participation and personality. The meta-objective … more