Jason Owen-Smith

Associate Vice President for Research-Institutional  Capabilities and Research Intelligence

Email: jdos@umich.edu 

Office of the Vice President for Research
1109 Geddes Ave., 1370 Ruthven Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

Assistant: Linda Lillemoen, senior executive assistant,
734-764-7013,  llillemo​@umich.edu  

As Associate Vice President for Research-Institutional Capabilities and Research Intelligence,, Jason Owen-Smith plays a key role in expanding the use of data to strategically support the University of Michigan’s research and creative enterprise. Owen-Smith is Professor of Sociology, Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on the dynamics of large scale networks and their effects on knowledge intensive work and innovation with a particular focus on science and engineering research and surgical care. In addition to numerous academic articles he is the author of a recent book, Research Universities and the Public Good: Discovery for an Uncertain Future.

Jason is co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS), which collects, curates and shares data to help understand, explain and eventually improve the public value of investments in academic research.