Irene Blair
Professor • Associate Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies • Social
Psychology and Neuroscience

Office: Muenzinger D357C

Education: PhD, Yale University, 1995

Research Interests:  My research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, particularly with regard to underlying subtle or implicit (automatic) processes that underlie such events. We use laboratory studies to isolate basic processes and field research to better understand how bias and discrimination operate in real-world settings.

In recent years, my attention has been captured by the problem of disparities in health care, and the extent to which social biases may contribute to the problem. I work with an interdisciplinary group of scientists and practitioners to better understand the role of social bias in primary care, emergency care, and specialty care.