Postdocs

Oriana Aragón, Ph.D.
Dunham 340D
oriana.aragon@yale.edu
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Oriana Aragón is a postdoctoral associate working with John Dovidio studying how experiences as postdoctoral scholars might benefit from mentoring, and additionally how those benefits might deferentially impact the experiences of underrepresented individuals such as women, reentry students, and people of color.

Sara Burke
Dunham 322C
sara.burke@yale.edu
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Sara Burke is a postdoctoral researcher in social psychology. Her research explores variations in the way prejudice operates when it targets different groups, and one of her central goals is expanding the body of information about intergroup bias to better account for underexamined targets of prejudice. In one line of work, for example, she examines attitudes toward bisexual people, biracial people, and other groups perceived to fall in between more recognized social groups.

Sarah K. Calabrese, Ph.D.
135 College St, Suite 358
sarah.calabrese@yale.edu
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Sarah K. Calabrese, Ph.D., is an associate research scientist in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division of the Yale School of Public Health. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Washington University (Washington, DC). Broadly speaking, Sarah’s research focuses on racial stereotypes and discrimination in the context of HIV prevention, sexual wellbeing, and mental health. She has particular interest in addressing barriers to the prescription and utilization of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), with the goal of ensuring equitable access across social lines.

Peng Wang, Ph.D.
60 College St, New Haven, CT 06510-3210
katie.wang@yale.edu
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Katie Wang, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. Broadly speaking, Katie is interested in understanding the experience of stigmatization from the targets’ perspective. In one line of research conducted in collaboration with Dr. Jack Dovidio, Katie draws upon the theoretical frameworks of social identity and collective action to understand how women and people with disabilities perceive and respond to prejudice and discrimination. In a more recent program of research, Katie works with Dr. John Pachankis at the Yale School of Public Health to examine the role of stigma as a risk factor for adverse mental and behavioral health outcomes, both among sexual minority individuals and people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Moving forward, Katie is passionate about identifying coping and emotion regulation resources that can alleviate the adverse impact of stigma on health and seeks to develop brief, accessible stigma coping interventions that target these sources of resilience.