The LBJ School of Public Affairs is fortunate to have breadth of scholarship and expertise to house several centers, each focused on a specific policy area. The Center for Health and Social Policy faculty affiliates and students often collaborate as we aim to inform and improve public policy. Centers at the LBJ School include:
Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP)
The Center for Health and Social Policy is the home of social policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. It is our mission to develop the next generation of leaders and scholars who are passionate about reducing health and social disparities in the U.S. and abroad. Directed by Dr. Cynthia Osborne.
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD)
The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy’s mission is to promote engaged research, scholarship and discussion, with a focus on the ways in which issues of race and democracy impact the lives of global citizens. Directed by Dr. Peniel Joseph.
Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP)
The Child and Family Research Partnership is an independent, nonpartisan research group at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, specializing in issues related to young children, teens, and their parents. We engage in rigorous research and evaluation work aimed at strengthening families and enhancing public policy. Directed by Dr. Cynthia Osborne.
LBJ Washington Center
The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ policy and research hub in the nation’s capital. The LBJ Washington Center provides master’s students the opportunity of working and earning a graduate degree simultaneously through an immersive 18-month program commencing in Austin and ending in Washington, DC. Directed by Thomas O’Donnell.
Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources (RMC)
The Ray Marshall Center identifies and fosters creative solutions to challenging education, workforce, and social problems through applied research, policy analysis, and innovative program design. Directed by Dr. Heath Prince.
RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (RGK)
The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service prepares the next generation of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders through graduate education and research. Directed by Dr. David Springer.