Professor Diana Sanchez received her PhD in social psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in 2005. She is currently an associate professor in the Psychology Department, the area coordinator of the Social Psychology PhD program, and an Associate of the Health Institute at Rutgers University. Her research focuses on stigma, identity, and close relationships from a social-health psychology perspective. Her research on racial stigma focuses on perceptions and experiences of people from multiracial heritages. Her research on close relationships focuses on the influence of gender identity and roles in sexual relationships. Her laboratory research utilizes multiple methods including psychophysiological responses (e.g., heart rate variability, cortisol reactivity) to identity threats and implicit measures of gender role attitudes and identities.