from 20+ academic disciplines
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.
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, SRC-Health Econ & Publc Policy Professor, Int Med-General Medicine Research Professor, Institute Of Gerontology Professor, Health Management And PolicyDr. Langa’s research focuses on the epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, with an emphasis … more
January 15, 2019
Portrait of a birther: White conservatives with political knowledge more likely to believe Obama conspiracy
ANN ARBOR—White conservatives who not only have racial animus but are also knowledgeable about politics were the most likely group Read more
January 14, 2019
ANN ARBOR—As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or Read more
January 9, 2019
Social psychologist Robert L. Kahn, a founding member of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR), died on Read more