About

A research partnership between Penn State’s Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.

The CSSI brings together researchers to address significant social problems, particularly those at the intersection of human communication and the life sciences. 

Life Sciences HUMAN ECOLOGY Humanities CSSI

Complex problems require complex solutions drawn from a variety of sources and stakeholders. Efforts to resolve them necessarily involve a combination of laboratory science and human behavior.

Dr. Denise Solomon

Head, Department of Communication Arts & Sciences

Given the existential challenges facing our world, it has never been more important for cross-disciplinary conversations to take place. The CSSI is a step toward fostering relationships and collaborations to make those dialogues possible.

Dr. Andrew Read

Director of the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences