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Understanding and Addressing Racial Inequalities

In this episode of Michigan Minds, Margaret Hicken, Research Assistant Professor at ISR and the Division of Nephrology, and Director of RacismLab, discusses her research exploring how place, history, and the environment factor into racial health inequities.

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.

  • Sandra Tang

    Assistant Research Scientist, ICPSR
    Sandra Tang's program of research focuses on the role of the family in shaping children's educational success, especially … more
  • Katherine A. McGonagle

    Research Scientist, SRC-PSID
    Katherine McGonagle is Assistant Director of PSID and Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Dr. … more