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
C enter 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
NEW: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMassBoston
- Overview and contact info
- Website forthcoming
Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Pension Action Center
Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston
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.
Director: Maria Ivanova, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7263; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com
Offering professional training and providing expert advice and innovative research on various disaster-related topics.
Director: Adenrele Awotona, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7112; firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Director: Françoise Carré, PhD
Contact: 617.287.5516; 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
NEW: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMassBoston
Bridging policy and practice to advance evidence-based research and innovation to move the health and long-term services and supports system to provide better value and care that is more responsive to consumer needs.
Director: Marc Cohen, PhD
Contact: 617.287.7306; email@example.com
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; firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Director: Madhawa Palihapitiya, MA
Contact: 617.287.4036; email@example.com
Enriching the intellectual, social, and cultural lives of adults aged 50 and over who share a love of lifelong learning.
Director: James (Jim) Hermelbracht
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
Developing, testing, and implementing environmentally sound, economically sustainable, and socially just solutions to the complex impacts of climate change on human and natural systems.
Research Fellow: Rebecca Herst
Giving to UMass Boston
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