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, Director of ISPS and former FAS Dean of Social Science

Link to Q&A with Dean Alan Gerber

News

January 30, 2023
A Yale study shows that public health measures in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt to slow the spread of COVID-19 reduced attacks by the terror group ISIS.
December 13, 2022
A dramatic shift toward remote work caused telecommuting parents in the U.S., particularly mothers, to spend significantly more time “parenting” their children.
December 12, 2022
With the year fast drawing to a close, here are some of readers’ favorite Yale News stories from the past year, and some of ours.