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Lori Hoggard

Asst Professor


Poe Hall 704

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Dr. Hoggard’s research focuses on racism as a chronic psychosocial stressor that heightens African Americans’ risk for physical (e.g., cardiovascular disease; dysregulation of the autonomic nervous system) and mental (e.g., depression and anxiety) health concerns. She focuses on: (1) elucidating whether racism is a distinct stressor for African Americans with physiological and psychological consequences that exceed those of non-race-related stressors, (2) explicating the mechanisms that underlie the associations between racism and deleterious outcomes, and (3) identifying person-related characteristics that serve as potential protective or vulnerability factors (e.g., racial identity) in the context of racism. Her current projects primarily focus on racial inequities in the carceral state. For instance, did you know that African Americans are 2.8 to 3.5 times more likely than white Americans to be killed by the police while unarmed? She is also currently examining Black women’s experiences with gendered racism. Did you know that Black women (and birthing people) are 3 to 4 times more likely than white women (and birthing people) to die as a result of pregnancy- and childbirth-related complications? Through her research, Dr. Hoggard seeks to help address these important social problems.

***I will be accepting a PhD student for the Fall 2024 Semester***


Ph.D. Personality & Social Contexts Psychology University of Michigan 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship Department of Psychology & Neuroscience; Center for Health Equity Research University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2013-2017


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