Affiliated Centers & Programs

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Mississippi Food Insecurity Project

The Mississippi Food Insecurity Project provides current USDA-ERS food insecurity data for all 82 counties in Mississippi, along with related socio-economic variables, food assistance data, local food activities, food store availability, and health data.

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NSPARC at Mississippi State University is nationally and internationally recognized for its work on data science and data innovation to find real-world solutions to improve the lives of people in Mississippi, the United States, and the world.

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Social Science Research Center

The Social Science Research Center (SSRC) was established at Mississippi State University in 1950 to promote, enhance and facilitate social science research and related scholarly activities.

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Southern Rural Development Center

The Southern Rural Development Center seeks to strengthen the capacity of the region's 30 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South.

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Crime and Justice Research Unit

The mission of the unit is to conduct policy-relevant research on issues of crime and justice in communities utilizing rigorous social science methodology and knowledge of best practices. Qualified students are given the opportunity to engage in research that expands their knowledge of crime and justice.

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Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities

The Myrlie Evers-Williams Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities is a partnership between the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State University. This Institute seeks to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities for the citizens of the state of Mississippi through family-centered research methods and activities.

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The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision

Enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination.

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