Here are some of the recent achievements of ISR researchers:
- James House, ISR Survey Research Center and ISR Population Studies Center, has been selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013. The Henry Russel Lectureship is awarded each year to a U-M professor in recognition of exceptional achievements in research, scholarship or creative endeavors, and an outstanding record of teaching, mentoring and service.
- Toni Antonucci, ISR Survey Research Center, won the 2011 Robert L. Kahn Masterpiece Living Lifetime Achievement in Promoting Successful Aging Award. The award recognizes contributions to the propagation and application of principles of successful aging.
- Mick Couper, ISR Population Studies Center and ISR Survey Research Center, Reynolds Farley, ISR Population Studies Center, Maria Krysan, and Tyrone Forman have received the 2012 Oliver Cromwell Cox Award from ASA’s Racial and Ethnic Minorities Section. The award, which recognizes the best research article in the sociological study of race and ethnicity during the prior three years, is for their 2009 AJS article “Does Race Matter in Neighborhood Preferences?“
- Jacque Eccles, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, received the 2012 APA Division 7 “Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society.” Eccles also received the Shavelson Award for Life Time Contributions to the Study of the Self from the International Self Research Society based at the University of Sydney, Australia.
- Elisabeth Gerber and Vincent Hutchings, ISR Center for Political Studies, and Shinobu Kitayama, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.
- Carmen Green, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, has been named to the new Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee. Her research focuses on access to health and pain care, pain assessment, management and outcomes, minority and women’s health, clinician decision making and health policy. She also conducts studies on health and pain disparities due to age, race/ethnicity, gender, class and geography.
- Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census and Research Professor at the ISR Survey Research Center, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Members of the organization are elected based on their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
- Myron Gutmann, Director of the Social, Behavioral and Economics Directorate at the National Science Foundation and ISR Research Professor, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Gutmann served as Director of the ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research from 2001 to 2009.
- Ronald Inglehart, ISR Center for Political Studies and ISR Population Studies Center, and Harvard University colleague Pippa Norris won the 2011 Johan Skytte Prize in political science, awarded annually by Sweden’s Skytte Foundation at Uppsala University for the most valuable contribution to political science. In making the award, the committee cited Inglehart’s and Norris’s “innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context, transcending previous mainstream approaches of research.
- Jerome Johnston, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, received a 2011 Literacy Leadership Award from the National Coalition for Literacy, for his work on the U.S.A. Learns website, designed to help Spanish-speakers learn English. The awards are presented to recipients who have “made extraordinary contributions to improving literacy in the United States.” Watch a video about U.S.A. Learns and Johnston.
- Lloyd Johnston, ISR Survey Research Center, was named the Angus Campbell Collegiate Research Professor at the University of Michigan. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Johnston’s pioneering work in substance abuse and obesity prevention has been invaluable to educators, scientists and policy makers, including U.S. presidents and Congress. He directs Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of American Youth, and the Youth, Education and Society study. Read a profile of Johnston.
- Lauren Nicholas and David Weir, ISR Population Studies Center and ISR Survey Research Center, and Kenneth Langa and Theodore Iwashyna, ISR Survey Research Center, received the 2012 article-of-the-year award from Academy Health for their JAMA article “Regional Variation in the Association Between Advance Directives and End-of-Life Medicare.” The annual award recognizes the best scientific work that the fields of health services research and health policy have produced and published.
- Scott Page, ISR Center for Political Studies, was named a 2011 fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious society that recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.
- Sela Panapasa, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, received a 2011 Health Disparities Research Leadership Award as a result of her significant contributions to improving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander health. The award was conferred Dec. 3, 2011, at the Sixth Annual Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health Conference co-hosted by the New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health and the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum.
- John Schulenberg, ISR Survey Research Center and ISR Population Studies Center, was elected President of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA). SRA is the primary interdisciplinary professional organization for researchers who study adolescence, with over 1000 members in the US and worldwide with expertise in all aspects of adolescent development.
- Pamela Smock, ISR Population Studies Center Director, was elected to the Population Association of America Board of Directors. Her three-year term began in January 2012.
- Ted Brader, ISR Center for Political Studies, was awarded the 2009 Emerging Scholar Award for the Elections, Public Opinion and Voting Behavior section of the American Political Science Association. The Emerging Scholar Award is awarded to the top scholar in the field who is within 10 years of her or his Ph.D.
- Anna Grzymala-Busse, ISR Center for Political Studies, was named (pdf) the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of European and Eurasian Studies and Director of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. (Watch her inaugural lecture.)
- James House, ISR Survey Research Center and ISR Population Studies Center, was named a Visiting Scholar in Residence for 2010-2011 by The Russell Sage Foundation. House is working on a book on health and health care, exploring the potential for health care policies focused on improving population health, rather than cost, to ameliorate the U.S. health care crisis.
- James S. Jackson, Director of ISR, received the Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science from the New York Academy of Medicine. Jackson is the first social scientist to receive this award, reflecting the expansion of social science research to include biometric and biological data, including genetic material.
- John Jackson, ISR Center for Political Studies, was named member of the first class of Fellows of the Society for Political Methodology. Selection “honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.”
- Lloyd Johnston, ISR Survey Research Center, received the “Sir Alister McIntyre Distinguished Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Health Sciences” given by the University of the West Indies (UWI), University of Technology-Jamaica (UTech), and Northern Caribbean University (NCU). He also delivered the keynote lecture (PDF) on childhood obesity and substance abuse to the 17th Annual International Diabetes Conference, organized by the University Diabetes Outreach Programme (UDOP) in collaboration with UWI, UTech, NCU, the Jamaican National Council on Drug Abuse and the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.
- Sara Konrath, ISR Research Center for Group Dynamics, received the 2010 University of Michigan Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program outstanding research mentor award.
- David Lam, ISR Population Research Center, was installed as 2011 president of the Population Association of America, established in 1930 to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. (Read about his presidential address at the PAA annual meeting.)
- Maggie Levenstein, ISR Survey Research Center, was elected President of the Business History Conference, an organization devoted to encouraging all aspects of research, writing, and teaching of business history and the environment in which business operates.
- Helen Levy, ISR Survey Research Center, was promoted to Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private, non-profit research organization founded in 1920 and dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
- Nancy McGovern, ISR Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, was named a “Digital Preservation Pioneer” by the U.S. Library of Congress for exemplary work in collecting and preserving the nation’s digital heritage.
- Walter Mebane, ISR Center for Political Studies, was named member of the first class of Fellows of the Society for Political Methodology. Selection “honors individuals who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to the development of political methodology, and whose methodological work has had a major international impact on subsequent scholarship in the field, in the discipline more broadly, and where appropriate in other areas.”