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PRIISM, the Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology, is an interdisciplinary center that builds capacity for researchers within academia and beyond to collect data, build inferential models and predictive algorithms, and communicate findings in impactful and socially responsible ways.

Interpreting Research Findings Experiment

Have you ever wondered how your students interpret the results of research findings? If you’re interested in using a short (<10 min) randomized survey with your students this Fall, visit the Interpreting Research Findings Experiment page to find out more information.


Child Speech Therapy

Tara McAllister provides updates on her research on technology-enhanced speech treatments to support children with speech sound disorders.

Homelessness Risk Screening Tool for Emergency Department Patients

Dr. Tod Mijanovich and colleagues recently developed an interview tool for screening emergency department patients for risk of future homelessness.

The Ethics of Facial Recognition Technology

Anne Washington recently published an article on data privacy and was quoted in an MIT Technology Review article.

Using Technology to Help Doctors & Infant Healthcare Providers

Jennifer Hill's research shows how extending Item Response Theory models can help us understand how doctors learn from their mistakes and that in-hospital infant formula supplementation impacts later breastfeeding success.

The Use of Criminal Risk Assessments in the Justice System

Ravi Shroff recently co-authored a chapter that critically examines the use of statistical algorithms that help predict if people will be repeat offenders.

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Student Visualization Contest Winner

Map of NYC showing that non-zoned public schools are more popular than charter schools.

Non-Zoned Public Schools are More Popular than Charter Schools

Congratulations to Dorothy Seaman, the winner of our third PRIISM/A3SR student visualization competition! The visualization shows that 22% of Kindergarteners citywide enroll in non-charter public schools other than their zoned public schools compared to 9% who enroll in charter.

See the past winners of the student visualization contest. 


Meet the faculty, researchers, students, and affiliates working at PRIISM

Meet the Team

MS, Applied Statistics for Social Science Research

PRIISM is highly integrated with the academic program of Applied Statistics for Social Science Research. Learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Degree Details How to Apply

MA, Education and Social Policy

PRIISM is highly integrated with the academic program of Education and Social Policy. Learn how to use statistics, data sets, and research results to formulate, implement, and evaluate educational policies for grades K-12 and higher education.

Degree Details How to Apply


PRIISM Social Impact Research Fellowship Program

Funded by the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at NYU

PRIISM Opportunity Fellowship

highly-selective fellowship is to support the growth and development of a promising student in their first year of the Applied Statistics for Social Science Research MS program.

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