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Policy-Minded Scholars

August 21, 2019
Former IPR Grad RAs Mollie McQuillian, Jess Meyer, and Matthew Lacombe share how their time working with IPR faculty has helped them learn to tackle social policy challenges, gain skills in interdisciplinary collaboration, and commit to policy relevant research.

Remaking a Life

July 11, 2019
In her new book Remaking a Life: How Women with HIV/ AIDS Confront Inequality (University California Press, 2019), IPR sociologist and African American studies researcher Celeste Watkins-Hayes examines the process of 'dying from' to 'living with' HIV/AIDS.

'Growth Mindset' Intervention Raises Grades

August 7, 2019
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A national study looking at over 12,000 ninth graders by IPR statistician Beth Tipton reveals the benefits of a low-cost, online program for academic achievement.

Program Reduces Gun Violence

August 19, 2019
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Research by IPR sociologist Andrew Papachristos and postdoctoral scholar George Wood finds that a program aimed at reducing gun violence in Chicago, the Violence Reduction Strategy (VRS), deterred about 100 victimizations over a two-year period.

Family Relationships & Children's Asthma

July 19, 2019
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A new study by IPR health psychologist Edith Chen looks at the impact of positive family relationships on children's health.

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, 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.

Celeste Watkins-Hayes

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.

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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 colloquia series is getting off to a start this fall with a lecture by Emma Adam. Each academic year, we organize over 30 talks on policy research. The formats vary between 60 and 90 minutes, with time included for Q&A. We invite you to come join the discussion.