ISRC Current Studies

The following are studies that the Iowa Social Science Research Center is currently supporting: 


Study Name
2019 National Nursing Home Social Services Director Survey

Primary Investigator

  • Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD

Who to Contact with Questions: Professor Bern-Klug at


Study Name
2019 Polk County Health Services Supported Community Employment Survey

Primary Investigator

  • David Klein, PhD

Who to Contact with Questions: Dr. David Klein at the UI Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at


Study Name
Understanding Workplace Violence Among Young Workers in the U.S.

Primary Co-investigators

  • Dr. Kimberly Rauscher (UWV)
  • Dr. Carri Casteel (UI)

Project Description
The objective of this study is to generate the first national profile of workplace violence among young workers age 14-24 with the long-term goal of informing workplace violence prevention approaches for this special population at risk. A national telephone survey will be conducted with a sample of 1000 young workers who have held a formal job in the past year.

Project Website