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Our public impact-focused team shares timely analysis, insights, news, and ideas about the ways  universities, governments, businesses, and nonprofits are working together to use evidence and experience to make progress on the world’s hardest social challenges.

Stanford Impact Labs Faculty Director Jeremy Weinstein welcomes Mallory Nobles as associate director of Stanford's new undergraduate major in Data Science and Social Systems. The new major is being incubated in Stanford Impact Labs.
Stanford Impact Labs is excited to welcome Juliet Lee as our inaugural director of finance and administration. As Stanford Impact Labs grows, we’re building the systems and processes to allow us to work effectively together. That means strong financial controls, a set of recruitment and retention practices to make Stanford Impact Labs a great place to work, and an operational backbone to help us do our work even better.
I'm excited to welcome Pallavi Trikutam as our first program officer on Stanford Impact Labs’ investments and accountability team. Our investment approach aims to build a research and development (R&D) pipeline for society’s hardest problems, through the support of partnership-based impact-oriented research.
I'm excited to welcome Ana Tellez as our program manager for partnerships. She joins our innovation and partnerships team as we work to refine the role that research plays in solving social problems and build a culture of public impact at Stanford and beyond.
Daniela Blei reports in Stanford Social Innovation Review on a new partnership between Oakland school administrators and Stanford scholars to help students return to school after juvenile detention. The Lifting the Bar project—which received $500,000 in start-up funding from Stanford Impact Labs in 2021—has designed and tested a new intervention. Initial results are promising and other Bay Area school are taking notice.