Dolores Albarracín

Dr. Dolores Albarracín is a professor of psychology, business and medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s an expert in social and clinical psychology and can provide insight on how the anti-vaccination movement and the spread of misinformation on social media are affecting the coronavirus pandemic.

At the University of Illinois, Albarracín directs the Social Action Lab and the Health, Social Media and Technology Group, where she studies social cognition and action, communication, misinformation and changes in behaviors and attitudes.

Her work there has focused on COVID-19, substance use, HIV/AIDS and vaccines. Recent publications include a study on the ways anti-vaccination social media posts influence vaccine behavior and her April 2020 research finding that Americans who consume conservative media are more likely to believe conspiracy theories about the coronavirus.

Albarracín has authored five books and 170 journal articles and book chapters and served as the editor-in-chief of Psychological Bulletin from 2014 to 2020. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997, and has been a tenured professor at the University of Florida and at the University of Pennsylvania.

Location: Urbana, IL

Expertise Field: Social and clinical psychology, behavior and attitudes, communication, misinformation and public health

Contact information:

Email: dalbarra@illinois.edu 

Phone: 217-840-2383

Twitter: @socialactionlab

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Last updated September 8, 2020

Sapna Cheryan

Sapna Cheryan is an associate professor of social psychology at the University of Washington. Her research interests include identity, stereotypes, and prejudice. Her main research topics involve investigating how stereotypes influence gender disparities in STEM fields, how immigration is changing the way we think about race in the U.S., and the negative consequences of positive stereotypes.

Cheryan has published numerous articles on these topics in journals such as Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, and Psychological Bulletin. In 2012/2013 she was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York City and in 2016/2017 she was a Lenore Annenberg and Wallis Annenberg Fellow in Communications at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

sapnaAssociate Professor of Social Psychology, University of Washington

Areas of Expertise: Identity, Stereotypes, Prejudice, Psychology, Behavioral Sciences

Location: Seattle, WA

Contact Info:
Email: scheryan@uw.edu

 

Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D.

Silvia L. Mazzula, Ph.D. is a Tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York (CUNY). Her research focuses on the intersection of race, culture, and mental health, including racism and discrimination. She works in New York, New York.

Her research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Annie E. Casey Foundation, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institute on Drug Abuse, The City University of New York, and Research, Integration, Strategies, and Evaluation (RISE) for Boys and Men of Color.

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   Tenured Associate Professor of Psychology 

Location: New York, New York

Contact Information:  

Email:  silviamazzula@gmail.com

Twitter@DrMazzula

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Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez

#NPRSource Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a professor of psychology at Utah State University. She focuses on parenting in Latino communities. Domenech Rodríguez is in the process of creating a parenting skills program for Spanish-Speaking parents of pre-schoolers in Oregon.  She is the president of the National Latina/o Psychology Association.

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Professor of Psychology at Utah State University 

Location: Logan, UT and Pocatello, ID

Contact Information: 

Email: melanie.domenech@usu.edu

Phone: 435-890-4613

Hear Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez speak on her TED Talk:

 

Adriana Galván

Adriana Galván, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. She is an expert on teenage brain development, behavior and related public policy. Her work is centered on the emotional reactivity, learning,  and decision making process of adolescents. Galván is able to characterize neutral changes in the developing brain using brain imaging technology. She also serves as the Jeffery Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. Several organizations have funded her research including the National Science Foundation.

Galván is a lively and engaging speaker as heard in her TedxYouth talk: “Insight Into the Teenage Brain”

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Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA 

Areas of Expertise: Teenage Brain Development, Teenage Behavior, Juvenile- Related Public Policy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information: 

Email: agalvan@psych.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-206-4850

Heard presenting at a TedxYouth@Caltech: “Insight into the Teenage Brain”

Rosario Ceballo

Rosario (Rosie) Ceballo, Ph.D. is a clinical and developmental psychologist whose research investigates the effects of living in poverty on children’s development. In particular, she examines the impact of exposure to community violence on children’s academic and psychological functioning.

In another line of research, Dr. Ceballo studies the effects of infertility and racial stereotypes about women’s reproductive abilities on racial/ethnic minority women. Utilizing quantitative as well as qualitative methods, she has published extensively across clinical, developmental, and feminist psychology journals.

Currently, she is the Principal Investigator on an NSF (National Science Foundation) funded longitudinal study with Latino adolescents residing in high-risk, urban neighborhoods. Dr. Ceballo presently serves as a member of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Socioeconomic Status, and she is the incoming chair of the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Michigan.

Rosario Ceballo

Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise: After-School Activities, Community Violence; Parenting; Poverty; Infertility; Latino Cultural Values

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Contact Information:
Email: rosarioc@umich.edu
Phone: (734) 936-6049 or (734) 763-2047

Heard on NPR’s Source of the Week: Rosie Ceballo Discusses Role Of ‘Familismo’ As Protective Factor For Latino Adolescents

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Jennifer Eberhardt

Jennifer L. Eberhardt is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Eberhardt is a Social Psychologist with nearly 20 years of teaching and research work, much of it focused on what she describes as “the stereotypical associations between blacks and crime.” Since 1998, Eberhardt has been at Stanford University, where she is an Associate Professor of Psychology and co-director of Social Psychological Answers to Real-World Questions (SPARQ).

Eberhardt received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1993, and began her teaching career at Yale University, working in Psychology, African, and African American Studies Departments, while also being a research fellow at the Center for Race, Inequality, and Politics. In addition to Eberhardt’s research on racial profiling, she’s currently assisting law enforcement agencies to develop improved methods of serving their communities, and working with colleagues from other scientific disciplines on a new way to explain cognitive dehumanization by breaking down it’s process and how it aids in discrimination and marginalization in our society.

She has spoken on various panels, at Stanford University’s panel discussing how race alters perception of people, places, and things, at the U.S. Department of Justice with the Racial Disparities Working Group, and at the Ford Foundation Conference on a panel discussing ‘Renewing Communities: Improving educational access in California’s correctional facilities and beyond.’ In addition, Eberhardt has been quoted in the Stanford News, the Oakland Tribune, and co-authored an op-ed for The New York Times.

2014 MacArthur Award Winner Jennifer Eberhardt, Stanford University.

2014 MacArthur Fellow and Associate Professor of Psychology at Stanford University

Areas of Expertise: Sociology, Science, Racial Stereotyping, Psychology, Human Development, Law

Location: Stanford, CA

Contact Information:

Email: jleberhardt@stanford.edu

Dr. Eberhardt’s assistant, Lynda Ichinaga
Email: ichinaga@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-2449

Heard on the MacArthur Foundation Website: Introducing Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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Keith Maddox

Dr. Keith Maddox is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University focusing on social cognitive aspects of racial stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. As the United States becomes more and more diverse, his expertise in the intricacies of unconscious discrimination will be important in shedding light on how groups of people perceive and interact with each other.

Dr. Maddox is also the director of the Tufts University Social Cognition Lab. He has published research on a wide range of diversity topics, including stereotypes of African Americans based on variation in skin tone and the consequences of confronting discrimination among members of socially margianlized groups.

Dr. Maddox’s work on diversity-related issues earned him the 2010 Gerald R. Gill Distinguished Service Award from Tufts University. He has shared his expertise with various academic departments, societies and professional organizations.

Associate Professor of Psychology at Tufts University

Areas of Expertise: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Psychology, Diversity Issues, Racial Stereotyping & Prejudice, Discrimination, Behavior and Treatment of Members of Stereotyped Groups

Location: Medford, MA

Contact Info:

Phone: (617) 627-2563

Email: keith.maddox@tufts.edu

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Marcelo Suárez-Orozco

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean and professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Previously, he taught globalization and Education at New York University and human development and psychology at Harvard University.

As a fellow at Princeton University, Suárez-Orozco worked on issues of education, globalization, and immigration. He is currently co-director of the Harvard Immigration Projects and Immigration Studies at NYU.

He blogs for The Huffington Post and has written several books, including Transformations: Immigration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents and Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue.


Dean and Professor of Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise: Immigration, Immigration Reform, Education, Culture, Psychology, Anthropology, Migration, Globalization, Latinos in the U.S.

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Contact Information:

Email: mms-o@gseis.ucla.edu

Phone: (310) 825-8308

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

“>Talk of the Nation: Non-White Birth Rate May Inspire Policy Changes

Claudia Galindo

Sociologist Claudia Galindo spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts. Galindo was part of a team of researchers that studied Latino parents and how they prepare their kids for school.

“We found that Latino kids bring to school strong emotional skills and strong social skills, which means they know how to share with their peers. They know how to follow instructions. They know how to listen. And…these kids are being raised in very supportive and warm family environments.“

In addition to her interdisciplinary research, Galindo teaches courses on inequality in education and immigration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University, with the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), and she co-authored the book Multicultural Partnerships: Involve All Families.

Galindo has a Ph.D in Education Policy and Comparative International Education from Pennsylvania State University.

Claudia Galindo

Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Areas of Expertise: Educational inequality, Educational Policy & Reform, Family, School &Community Partnerships, Latino Education, Education, Immigration 

Location: Baltimore, MD
Contact Info:

Phone: (814) 876-0683
Email: galindo@umbc.edu

Heard on NPR: For a complete list, click here.

All Things Considered: Study: Latino Children Make Up For Academic Shortcomings With Strong Social Skills

Added January 2013

Last Verified September 2015