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

January 15, 2021
When Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in on Jan. 20, they will take on an array of monumental challenges. Yale faculty offer research-based guidance.
January 5, 2021
School closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic are widening the learning gap between students in low-income and wealthier communities, a Yale study finds.
December 22, 2020
With phone surveys and data science, an innovative Yale-led project provides local officials with tools to support those hit hardest by the economic crisis.