The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources
The University of Texas at Austin

The Ray Marshall Center is a university-based research center dedicated to strengthening education, workforce, and social policies and programs that affect current and future generations of American workers. The Center partners with a range of stakeholders to conduct timely, relevant research and to translate that research into effective policies and programs.

The Center’s activities and services include:

  • Program evaluation, including process and implementation, impact and benefit/cost analysis;
  • Survey research;
  • Labor market analysis;
  • Program design and development;
  • Training and technical assistance.

Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University

Established by the Texas State Legislature in 1983 at Texas A&M University, the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) has served as a leading interdisciplinary government and social policy research organization for more than 25 years.

Social problems related to the areas of government, education, public health, substance abuse, workforce and employment, aging, and child and family well-being provide the substantive focus of PPRI’s work. Through the application of sophisticated research methods, PPRI successfully designs scientific projects that predict and evaluate the effectiveness of local, state, regional, national, and international programs and initiatives.

Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
The University of Texas Health Science Center

The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH), established in 1977, is a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center (ERC) at the University of Texas School of Public Health. The SWCOEH is one of 18 NIOSH ERCs in the US.

The threats to health and well-being posed by occupational and environmental factors can be complex in their etiology, diagnosis and management. In addition to having scientific rigor, solutions must take into account geographic, economic, cultural and even political dimensions. The SWCOEH addresses these threats by providing graduate-level education in the disciplines of environmental and occupational health, by conducting research into the causes of disease and injury and their potential solutions and by providing service to the community in the form of direct professional care, expert advice and outreach.