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aerial view of Morrison Hall on the IU Bloomington campus

About the Irsay Institute

The Irsay Institute was founded in 2021, enabled by a generous gift from the Irsay Family. “The Irsay” is dedicated to direct support and development of research and researchers interested in health and health care through outreach, education, and research. The Irsay Family in particular supports the work of the Irsay in mental health services, stigma, and workforce development. The family launched Kicking the Stigma, a comprehensive initiative to raise awareness about mental health disorders and remove the shame and stigma too often associated with these illnesses.

photo of the Jim Irsay family
Photo credit: the Indianapolis Colts

Founding directors of The Irsay include Dr. Bernice Pescosolido, Dr. Brea Perry, and Dr. Kosali Simon, and the institute has a founding faculty of over 20 researchers from IU Bloomington and the IU School of Medicine. The institute is housed in the newly renovated Morrison Hall.

Morrison Hall is located directly north of Memorial Hall and east of Goodbody and Ballantine Halls on the Wells Quadrangle.

An ADA accessible entrance is located at the back of Morrison Hall next to the loading dock, which can be reached by car through a service road behind Goodbody Hall. Enter the building and go down a hallway with orange floor tile, which will lead you to an open lobby, with the elevator straight ahead. Use the elevator or stairs to navigate to the third floor.

The closest parking garage is Atwater, and there is a limited surface lot and accessible parking to the north, which is reached via Eagleson Avenue by turning between the Musical Arts Center and the Simon Music Center.

logo of the Kicking the Stigma initiative
Photo credit: the Indianapolis Colts

In addition to the support from the Irsay family, the institute’s founding was made possible by the following IU offices: the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, the College of Arts and Sciences, the University Graduate School, and the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

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