Reaching the Rarely Reached: Dr. Morel L’Horset

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Every day, individuals all over the world – some marginalized by ethnic identity or immigration status, others by geographic isolation or lack of material resources – fall through the cracks in healthcare systems. How do we make progress in these high-needs, low-access spaces, and what can we learn by bringing together experts from across the […]

Reaching the Rarely Reached: Dr. Njelesani

Every day, individuals all over the world – some marginalized by ethnic identity or immigration status, others by geographic isolation or lack of material resources – fall through the cracks in healthcare systems. How do we make progress in these high-needs, low-access spaces, and what can we learn by bringing together experts from across the […]

The Intersection of Law, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence

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What if while conducting our everyday, digitally-connected social lives — shopping on Amazon, sharing photos on Facebook, networking on LinkedIn — we inadvertently share data with potential employers? What if our race, gender, ability and genetic information are integrated into employment decision-making software or help employers determine who to hire, fire, or promote? What are […]

Protecting Immigrant Children’s Access to Public Benefits

Co-authored by Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikaw, Dr. Ajay Chaudry, Dr. Heather Koball, Sarah A. Rendón García, and Trenel Francis, Approaches to Protect Children’s Access to Health and Human Services in an Era of Harsh Immigration Policy examines the barriers low-income families face in accessing social services, while outlining strategies that government officials, community-based organizations, and immigrant families can implement to mitigate […]

2018-2019 IHDSC Seed Award Recipients

Recipients of the 2018-19 Seed Awards

Every year, IHDSC provides support for NYU faculty to conduct multidisciplinary research on human development and changing social contexts. A central goal of the Seed Awards is to bridge the longstanding disconnect between research in human development across the lifespan and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families. Read more about previously funded projects. […]

Crime + Punishment: Dr. Amanda Geller

On Thursday, January 31st, the Institute of Human Development and Social Change, the Department of Sociology, and NYU Strategies to Reduce Inequality at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research hosted a free community screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, Crime + Punishment.  A panel of researchers, citizens, and advocates discussed working together to promote fair and […]

Community Screening: Crime + Punishment

The Institute of Human Development and Social Change, the Department of Sociology, and NYU Strategies to Reduce Inequality at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research are pleased to sponsor a free community screening of Crime + Punishment on Thursday, January 31st. A semifinalist for the 91st Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Crime + Punishment tells the story of N.Y.P. D. whistleblowers […]