MPC Diversity Fellowship: Call for Research Project Proposals

We are seeking faculty and research staff to lead projects as part of the MPC Summer Diversity Fellowship Program. You provide the research direction and mentorship, we provide the RAs and logistical support. 

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MPC Diversity Program 2019 Cohort

Our Mission

To advance knowledge of human populations and institutions across time and space with a focus on health, well-being, economic and demographic behavior, and human-environment interactions.

2018 Outstanding Unit Award For Equity And Diversity Recipient

In November, the ISRDI was named the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Unit Award for Equity and Diversity. The award is given by the Office for Equity and Diversity to honor exemplary campuses, colleges, departments, or units that demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity work.

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Member Profile

Ryan Allen


Ryan Allen is associate professor of urban and regional planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, where he directs the Urban and Regional Planning program. His research focuses on housing and community development issues, immigrant communities, and migration in nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S. His recent research focuses on the early years of the federal public housing program, and explores what kinds of households benefited from early access to public housing and how the siting of public housing developments influenced racial segregation patterns. Ryan has served as an expert witness in lawsuits against the Department of Homeland Security in opposition to the rule change on "public charge" for the admission and transition of visa status for immigrants in the U.S.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development