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

November 17, 2022
A new Yale study found that once vaccines were introduced, the rate of excess deaths began to diverge along partisan lines.
September 22, 2022
A recent Yale study of small businesses in the region suggests that clear communication can make a crucial difference in providing effective public funding.
June 24, 2022
Yale epidemiologist Gonsalves discusses his work on HIV/AIDS, COVID, and monkeypox, as well as stepping off the trodden path as a way to find success.