Welcome

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, FAS Dean of Social Science and Director of ISPS

Link to Q&A with Dean Alan Gerber

News

photo of people wearing masks in an airport
October 11, 2021
Public health messaging that emphasizes protecting others’ health is also more effective at promoting the habit in the U.S., a new Yale co-authored study finds.
July 29, 2021
A Yale SOM research-based initiative called NORM has given birth to mask-wearing campaigns in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, India, and parts of Latin America.
July 27, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic increased our feelings of paranoia, particularly in states where wearing masks was mandated, a new Yale study has shown.