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from 20+ academic disciplines

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The Institute for Social Research serves as a national laboratory for the social sciences, advancing public understanding of human behavior through empirical research of extraordinary depth and breadth.

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.

  • Amiram Vinokur

    Research Professor Emeritus/A, SRC-Seh-Vinokur
    Amiram Vinokur's research focuses on determinants and consequences of stress in the areas of health, work and unemployment, and … more
  • Elizabeth E. Bruch

    Research Associate Professor, PSC Associate Professor, Sociology Associate Professor, LSA Complex Systems
    Elizabeth Bruch's work combines statistical models of individuals' choice behaviors with formal modeling approaches that capture the implications of … more


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