Yale faculty across the social sciences have turned their attention to key challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Scholars are helping improve the design and implementation of public policy responses to the crisis, examining how the pandemic is affecting social well-being, and exploring the long-term implications of the pandemic. ISPS, an interdisciplinary hub for the social sciences at Yale for over 50 years, has created this website to serve as a repository of their contributions, as a resource for continuing research, and as a catalyst for collaboration across disciplines.

“The pandemic is devastating. But crisis also spurs innovation, and I am confident we will see many important lines of social science research emerge at Yale in the coming months.”

- Alan Gerber, Director of ISPS and former FAS Dean of Social Science

Link to Q&A with Dean Alan Gerber


May 2, 2023
When COVID-19 arrived, the center had an adaptable framework for policies already in place, based on their work since the H1N1 bird flu and SARS outbreaks.
March 30, 2023
Yale researchers examined how voters selectively judge a leaders’ responsibility for events — a process they argue is driven by more than simple partisan bias.
March 10, 2023
Yale’s Jason Abaluck, author of a landmark study of mask promotion in Bangladesh, weighs in on a recent study denying masking’s effectiveness in reducing COVID.