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.


    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.

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    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.

  • Massy Mutumba

    Assistant Professor, School Of Nursing
    Dr. Mutumba's work on HIV focuses primarily on adolescents, with the goal of improving self-management of HIV, measurement … more
  • John P. Laitner

    Research Professor, SRC - Life-Cycle Economics Professor, Economics Research Scientist, Economics
    Dr. Laitner is Director of the University of Michigan Retirement Research Center. His research falls primarily in the area of … more