Achieving racial justice requires understanding racism. This project uses immersive virtual reality (IVR) to create a “virtual shoes” experience through which a participant can viscerally embody an avatar who encounters various forms of racism.

This project utilizes big data analytics to estimate the prevalence of media-based racism and media activism, focusing initially on events surrounding police brutality and related social activism efforts.

This study draws on stress process and biopsychosocial models to understand the role of psychological and endocrinological factors in altering associations between chronic stress exposure and race-specific prevalence and odds of maintaining favorable cardiovascular health (FCVH) across time.

This laboratory experiment examined the effects of media-based cultural racism (e.g. vicarious exposure to police brutality, disparaging media coverage) on physiological, emotional, behavioral and cognitive stress responses.