Center For Human Services Research
The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) has over 30 years of experience in social service research and evaluation. CHSR is dedicated to developing empirically-based knowledge to improve the design and delivery of services that address social issues and meet community needs in the Capital region, across New York State, and across the United States. We conduct evaluation research and design information systems to inform policymakers and service providers across a broad spectrum of fields serving vulnerable and marginalized populations using our sophisticated research, technical, and management skills. CHSR values integrity in its work and is dedicated to providing timely, accurate, and non-partisan information to guide best practice in the human services.
CHSR also houses the Data Management and Analytics Center (DMAC), which supports University at Albany researchers by providing consulting and more extensive services for analytical, survey design and implementation, research and methodology, and research technology needs. For more information about DMAC, please visit DMAC.
CHSR areas of inquiry and expertise cover a wide range of topics including education and early childhood development; children, family, and elder services; health behavior and services; economic and community development; and criminal and juvenile justice; for more information, see Projects page. Our staff are skilled at qualitative and quantitative evaluation and research, program development, and system and software development; for more information, see Skills & Expertise. CHSR has developed significant partnerships with several University entities and with government offices and non-profit service providers throughout New York State, and has written successful grant applications for local, state, and federal funding.
- CHSR is thrilled to share the results of our evaluation of New York State's Medicaid Redesign Team Supportive Housing Initiative! The full suite of reports can be found here, but we've also created three short Research Briefs that summarize this work.
- Research Brief 1
- Research Brief 2
- Research Brief 3