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Visualizing Food Insecurity

App offers snapshot of weekly national and state-by-state averages of food insecurity

Election 2020

November 18, 2020
Biden Victory
IPR panelists dissect what election results indicate for key social issues and for the incoming administration.

Depression Soars

November 12, 2020
Depressed Young Adult
Thoughts of suicide and self-harm among young adults increased 10 times over the rate before COVID-19.

How COVID-19 Spreads

November 11, 2020
Shoppers Waiting Outside
Study identifies 'super-spreader' sites, shows how to better protect those most at risk for getting the virus.

COVID-19 Media and Research

November 24, 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


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IPR Events

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IPR Colloquia
Join us this year as we host our events on Zoom. 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.