The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) is dedicated to developing empirically-based knowledge to improve the design and delivery of services that address social issues and meet community needs. We conduct evaluation research and design information systems to inform policymakers and service providers across a broad spectrum of fields. CHSR values integrity in its research and is dedicated to providing timely, accurate, and non-partisan information to guide best practice in the human services.



The Center for Human Services Research (CHSR) has nearly 30 years of experience writing grants, conducting evaluation research, designing information systems and informing policy and program development for a broad spectrum of agencies that serve vulnerable populations. CHSR supports an interdisciplinary team of over 35 staff, faculty, and graduate students with sophisticated research, technical, and management skills. 

CHSR areas of inquiry cover a wide range of topics including education and early childhood development; children, family, and elder family services; health behavior and services; economic and community development; and criminal and juvenile justice. CHSR has written successful grant applications for local, state, and federal funding. CHSR has developed significant partnerships with several University entities and with government offices and non-profit service providers throughout New York State. 


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Data Management and Analytics Center (DMAC)

DMAC provides data management and analytics support to researchers at the University at Albany within the Center for Human Services Research. Our customized research support services include: consulting, research partnerships, and workshops.

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