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UW social issues experts

Social issues encompass a variety of topics, from human thought and behavior to race, ethnicity, identity and orientation.

Sapna Cheryan
Associate professor, Department of Psychology; director of the Stereotypes, Identity & Belonging Lab
scheryan@uw.edu | 206-543-5688 | Web
Expertise: the role of cultural stereotypes in human behavior; gender stereotypes; immigration; race relations; women’s under-representation in computer science

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Professor, School of Social Work
fredrikk@uw.edu | 206-543-5722 | Web
Expertise: LGBTQ aging and health disparities across generations; family caregivers; gerontology and social policy; HIV infection

Anthony (Tony) Greenwald
Professor, Department of Psychology
agg@uw.edu | 206-543-7227 | Web
Expertise: Unconscious cognition; implicit bias; creator of the Implicit Association Test

Kevin Haggerty
Associate professor, School of Social Work; director, Social Development Research Group
haggerty@uw.edu | 206-543-3188 | Web
Expertise: substance abuse; delinquency; marijuana legalization; prevention of problem behaviors in youth; school-based interventions

La TaSha Levy
Assistant professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies
levyl@u.washington.edu | 206-543-4358 | Web
Expertise: African American history, race and ethnicity, social justice, social change movements

Pepper Schwartz
Professor, Department of Sociology
couples@uw.edu | 206-543-4036 | Web
Expertise: sexuality; marriage (same- and opposite-sex); cohabitation; gender; women’s issues; parent and child issues; communication between men and women in intimate and work relationships

Jennifer Stuber
Associate professor, School of Social Work; co-founder, Forefront Suicide Prevention
jstuber@uw.edu | 206-616-9083 | Web
Expertise: suicide prevention; mental health policy; social justice; stigma and discrimination; health disparities among vulnerable populations

Carolyn Pinedo Turnovsky
Asssitant professor, Department of American Ethnic Studies
cpt4@uw.edu | 206-543-6363 | Web
Expertise: Exploring the impact of migration on meanings and practices of citizenship and belonging. Research interests include immigration and citizenship, Latinx studies, race relations, labor, illegality and the everyday experiences of societal membership as undocumented migrants and members of mixed-status families

Lori Zoellner
Professor, Department of Psychology
zoellner@uw.edu | 206-685-3126 | Web
Expertise: post-traumatic stress disorder; anxiety and trauma among refugees and immigrants