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Most Americans Willing to Vaccinate for COVID-19, While Testing Speeds Lag

New survey results show average wait times missing the window for optimal contact tracing in 44 states.

Putting Data Into Action

July 31, 2020
Data visualization
New apps and visualization tools from IPR faculty are delivering data on critical topics to policymakers and the public.

Spotlight: Cynthia Coburn

July 30, 2020
Cynthia Coburn
IPR associate Cynthia Coburn examines decision making and how research can become effective policy in the world of education.

Jackson Honored With Prize

August 6, 2020
Kirabo Jackson
The David N. Kershaw Award recognizes distinguished policy research contributions for scholars under 40.

COVID-19 Media and Research

August 5, 2020
Stay up-to-date with latest IPR faculty mentions in the news about COVID-19 and other IPR news related to the coronavirus.

Research Excellence. Policy Impact.

Rigorous, interdisciplinary social science research for the common good

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We connect policymakers with nonpartisan research relevant to policy debates in city halls and state houses, as well as the halls of Congress and of international organizations.

Browse our trending research or contact us if you need help finding an expert or research on a specific topic.

Kirabo Jackson

The Media

IPR faculty researchers are leaders in their respective fields and stand ready to share their expertise. If you are interested in interviewing an IPR faculty member or covering their research, use the resources below or contact us. We're here to help you get the story.

Thom McDade and Chris Kuzawa


Here at IPR, we support a vibrant and diverse scholarly community, where robust debate and discussion are encouraged. If you would like to learn more about IPR research in your area of interest or join our events, browse the resources below.
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We seek to educate and enable next-generation scholars and policy specialists through cross-disciplinary teaching and training. Find opportunities or get involved by using the resources below.

Join the Policy Discussion

Get involved in policy research discussions by following @IPRatNU on social media or attending one of our events.

IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia
Our events calendar kicks off this fall with a colloquium by Emma Adam on "Adolescent Stress." Each academic year, we organize more than 40 policy-relevant events. Sign up for notification of our events and join our community for robust debate and discussion.