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

Thomas Balcezak photo
June 6, 2022
Thomas Balcezak, chief clinical officer at YNHHS, discusses the financial and human capital challenges faced by hospitals in the wake of pandemic.
June 6, 2022
Speaking alongside WHO officials and health ministers, Mobarak described his field work testing public health interventions informed by behavioral science.
April 26, 2022
Yale research based on wastewater data suggests that many more people had been infected with COVID-19 by May 2021 than official case counts indicated.