Irene V Blair, PhD

Curriculum Vitae


Associate Professor, CU-Boulder
Affiliate Researcher, Institute for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente
Associate Editor, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Editorial Board, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Research Interests

My research is broadly concerned with stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, with a particular focus on subtle or implicit (automatic) processes that underlie such events. I conduct laboratory studies to isolate basic processes and I conduct field research to better understand how bias and discrimination operate in real-world settings.

In recent years, I have been engaged with the problem of disparities in health care, and the extent to which social biases may contribute to the problem. I currently 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.

Selected Publications

Blair IV, Steiner JF, Hanratty R, Price DW, Fairclough D, Daugherty SL, Bronsert M, Magid DJ, & Havranek EP. (2014, online). An Investigation of Associations Between Clinicians' Ethnic or Racial Bias and Hypertension Treatment, Medication Adherence and Blood Pressure Control. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Abstract

Hahn A, Judd CM, Hirsch HK, & Blair IV. (2014). Awareness of Implicit Attitudes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(3), 1369-1392. Abstract

Blair IV, Steiner JF, Fairclough D, Hanratty R, Price DW, Katz H, Wright LA, Bronsert M, Karimkhani E, Magid DJ, & Havranek EP. (2013). Clinicians' Implicit Ethnic/Racial Bias and Perceptions of Care Among Black and Latino Patients. Annals of Family Medicine, 11(1), 43-52. Abstract

Blair IV, Havranek EP, Price DW, Hanratty R, Fairclough D, Farley T, Katz H, & Steiner JF. (2013). An Assessment of Biases Against Latinos and African Americans Among Primary Care Providers and Community Members. American Journal of Public Health, 103(1), 92-98.Abstract

Havranek EP, Hanratty R, Tate R, Dickinson LM, Steiner JF, Cohen G, & Blair IV (2012). The effect of values affirmation on race-discordant patient-provider communication. Archives of Internal Medicine/ JAMA Internal Medicine, 172(21), 1662-1667.Abstract


Regular Classroom Teaching
Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYC 2606)
Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology: Stereotyping and Prejudice (PSYC 4606)
Proseminar in Social Psychology (PSYC 5606)
Graduate Seminar: Stereotyping and Prejudice (PSYC 7536)

Primary PhD Advisor
1996 – 1997 Melody Sadler, current position, Assistant Professor, San Diego State University
1996 – 1999 Jennifer Ma, current position, Visiting Assistant Professor, Scripps College
1997 – 2002 Alison Lenton, current position, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
2007 – 2012 Holen Katz, current position, Researcher, OMNI Institute
2011 – present Katie Wolsiefer