Irene V Blair, PhD

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 focuses on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination,
particularly with regard to underlying subtle or implicit (automatic)
processes that underlie such events. We use laboratory studies to
isolate basic processes and field research to better understand how
bias and discrimination operate in real-world settings.

In recent years, my attention has been captured by the problem of
disparities in health care, and the extent to which social biases may
contribute to the problem. I 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


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

Curriculum Vitae