PPRI researchers help policymakers make data-informed decisions in an array of policy domains affecting millions of lives in Texas and across the country. Our work is constantly evolving in response to new opportunities and changing policy imperatives. The website will help you keep up with what’s new!

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We are proud of our forty-year commitment to identifying successful solutions to Texas most profound and complex policy challenges. Please visit often to see how we are continuing to lead policy into the future.


Dottie Carmichael, Ph.D.

Director and Research Scientist