About Me

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I am currently finishing my doctorate studies in the social psychology interdisciplinary health PhD program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In the fall, I will begin my new position as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale (funded by NIMH).

 I use she/her/hers pronouns.

My experience in health, clinical, and social psychology research labs has developed my interest in studying how individuals with socially devalued (i.e., stigmatized) identities form expectations of identity-based devaluation and the outcomes of expecting such devaluation on interactions with others and health. Much of my research strives to promote beneficial intergroup communication, whether it is within interpersonal friendships or with health providers in healthcare contexts, with the ultimate goal of developing research lines that can be applied to improve the well-being and health of individuals with varied stigmatized identities (e.g., sexual minorities, racial minorities, people living with mental illness).