Research

ISR serves as a national laboratory advancing understanding of human behavior through empirical research. More than 300 scientists are affiliated with one or more of our research centers. Their work provides the foundation for the Institute’s legacy of social science in the public interest.

  • Project Map

    The impact of ISR’s research reaches far beyond Michigan. Learn more about our partners and projects around the world by exploring this interactive map of our international projects.

  • WORK WITH US

    ISR has successful research partnerships all over the world, expert faculty, extensive resources and the world’s largest digital archive of social science data.

    Contact us to learn more about the many ways you can work with ISR.

  • infographic

    300+

    RESEARCHERS

    from 20+ academic disciplines

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.

  • Alexandra K. Murphy

    Faculty Associate, PSC Assistant Professor, Sociology Assistant Professor, Ford School Of Public Policy
    Dr. Murphy's research uses ethnographic methods to examine how poverty and inequality are experienced, structured, and reproduced across and … more
  • Natalie Colabianchi

    Research Associate Professor, SRC-Social Envir & Health Associate Professor, School Of Kinesiology
    Natalie Colabianchi's research focuses on the role of environments and policies in facilitating physical activity behavior in children and … more