Centers & Institutes
Providing High-quality Research, Technical Assistance, and Professional Services
The work of our research centers and institutes is central to our makeup, to great learning, and to our global security and economic future.
Our scholars explore the complex issues which shape policy and impact communities worldwide, and provide timely and evidence-based guidance to policymakers, practitioners, and community leaders.
Our nationally and internationally known centers and institutes also provide students with opportunities for jobs, internships, and possible thesis or dissertation data.
- Center for Governance and Sustainability
- Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
- Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters
- Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging
- Center for Social Policy
- Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
- Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management
- Gerontology Institute
- Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
- Pension Action Center
Linking analytical rigor and policy action in environmental, developmental and sustainability governance globally through state-of-the-art research, interactive dialogue, and comprehensive training for innovative leadership.
Maria Ivanova, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7263; email@example.com
Craig N. Murphy, PhD (on leave)
Promoting conflict resolution, democracy, economic development, education building, media development, and legal and judicial reform through partnerships and training programs across the globe.
Executive Director: Darren Kew, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7428; firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering professional training and providing expert advice and innovative research on various disaster-related topics.
Director: Adenrele Awotona, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7112; email@example.com
Providing demographic resources and research expertise to communities, non-governmental organizations, and other agencies that offer services to older adults in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
Director: Jan Mutchler, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7321; firstname.lastname@example.org
Reshaping poverty policy by connecting research, evaluation, and communities with lived experiences in Boston and beyond.
Director: Susan R. Crandall, PhD
Contact: 617.287.5565; email@example.com
Promoting women's political leadership through quality education and policy research.
Director: Ann Bookman, PhD
Contact: 617.287. 5554; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Director: Christa Kelleher, PhD
Contact: 617.287.5530; email@example.com
Providing professional services to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government.
Interim Director: Stephen McGoldrick, MSM
Contact: 617.287.4824; firstname.lastname@example.org
Conducting basic and applied social and economic research and offering services aimed at improving the experience of aging; areas of concentration include productive aging, income security, demography, transportation, long-term services and supports, and life-long learning; providing editorial leadership for the Journal of Aging & Social Policy and Research on Aging.
Director: Len Fishman, JD
Facilitating collaboration and building capacity for conflict resolution and consensus building with government and cross state sectors.
Executive Director: Susan Jeghelian, JD
Contact: 617.287.4047; email@example.com
Associate Director Madhawa Palihapitiya, MA
Contact: 617.287.4036; firstname.lastname@example.org
Enriching the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of adults aged 50 and over who share a love of lifelong learning.
Director: Wichian Rojanawon, PhD
617.287. 7090; email@example.com
Conducting research on pension policy and offering assistance and referrals to individuals having trouble understanding or accessing their pension benefits.
Director and Managing Attorney: Jeanne M. Medeiros, JD
Contact: 617.287.7332; firstname.lastname@example.org