Research

SP2’s research centers and special projects advance knowledge through ground-breaking studies, interdisciplinary cooperation, and professional development. They share important information on contemporary social issues through publications and conferences.

Research Centers

Research Centers

Research Centers

Learn about SP2's research centers that focus their efforts on philanthropy, aging, social impact, children's policy, and violence & abuse.

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Special Projects

Special Projects

Special Projects

Special projects at SP2 help uphold Penn's commitment to engage locally and globally.

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Research Support

Research Support

Research Support

SP2 aims to support faculty in their research pursuits.

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Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Research Faculty

Meet SP2's research faculty.

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Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Data Analytics

SP2 is committed to advancing the use of big data and data analytics for social justice through scholarly research, educational programming, and public engagement.

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SP2 News

Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Named Southeast Division Representative of NASW-PA

Rachael Neff, a 2004 alumna of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Penn’s School of Social Policy &...

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Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Researchers Win Grant to Study Impact of Guaranteed Income Project

A duo of faculty researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the University of Pennsylvania have received a Robert...

Control Societies speaker series

Faculty & Research

Innovative SP2 Faculty-Founded Speaker Series Awarded Additional Year of Grant Funding

As part of an ongoing University-wide initiative to foster diversity and inclusion, the Excellence Through Diversity Fund, awarded annually by the Provost’s...

Christina Bach on Penn's campus

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

Oncology Social Workers: Navigating Health Care and Supporting Families

When Christina Bach tells people what she does for a living, they usually respond with, “Oh, I could never do...

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