in the public interest



from 20+ academic disciplines

GSA Highlight

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.

  • Kenneth M. Langa

    Research Professor, SRC-Health Econ & Publc Policy Professor, Int Med-General Medicine Research Professor, Institute Of Gerontology Professor, Health Management And Policy
    Dr. Langa’s research focuses on the epidemiology and costs of chronic disease in older adults, with an emphasis … more
  • Tyler G. Shumway

    Faculty Associate, SRC-HRS Professor, Ross School Of Business
    Dr. Shumway's research interests include asset-pricing theory, empirical tests of asset-pricing models, and econometrics.… more