The Polis Center is joining the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, positioning IUPUI to serve constituencies more effectively with community-based information and analysis. This move will enhance IUPUI’s leadership and application of technology in collaborative and creative solutions for healthier and more resilient communities and extend the university’s long tradition of service to Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
The Polis Center’s expertise, nationally and internationally, is in geospatial technologies and location-based analysis. Most recently, the center has collaborated on the development of the Coronavirus Data Hub, which tracks national, state and local data at the county and neighborhood levels on the risk, outcomes, impact, disparities and inequities of COVID-19.
The center will remain community-facing, collaborating with a wide range of organizations to define, measure and improve community health, well-being and resiliency. It will continue its practice of using its community research and information infrastructure to inform policy- and decision-making.