Laura Smart Richman

Laura Smart Richman

Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia 1997

  • M.A., University of Virginia 1994

  • B.S., University of Maryland, College Park 1992


Research interests include the influence of psychosocial factors on health outcomes and health behaviors, with particular attention to identity, emotion, and perceived discrimination. Particular interest in how the psychological and physical consequences of perceived discrimination may be moderated by how strongly one identifies with the group that is the target of discrimination. Other interests include the biological mechanisms by which emotion and emotion regulation influence health.

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Areas of expertise: Health Behavior and Health Measurement


Health, health behaviors, identity, stress, motivation, stigma, discrimination, social status, STEM