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 30, 2021
Using anonymized data from mobile devices showed physical distancing was less prevalent in rural areas compared with cities and suburbs, according to the study.
November 29, 2021
In a new Yale study researchers provide evidence that persuading white evangelical Christian vaccine holdouts to get their shots has only gotten more difficult.
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November 3, 2021
A new Yale study investigates what types of public health messages are most effective at convincing people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.