in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

Passing of James Jackson, a giant in ISR and the social sciences

James personified exceptional leadership. We were honored to work alongside him at ISR. He will be dearly missed, as his impact continues onward.

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.

  • Joshua M. Pasek

    Faculty Associate, CPS Associate Professor, LSA Communication And Media Research Assistant Professor, Umor Mi Inst For Data Science
    Josh Pasek explores how new media and psychological processes each shape political attitudes, public opinion, and political behaviors. Josh also … more
  • Jennifer A. Smith

    Research Associate Professor, SRC Associate Professor of Epidemiology
    Dr. Smith studies the ways genetic factors influence age-related chronic diseases, subclinical phenotypes, and their risk factors. Her work … more