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 a Full Professor in the Psychology Department; the Director 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 stigma and identity examines discrimination experiences and coping styles with the broader goal of identifying ways to cultivate diversity and inclusion. Her research on close relationships focuses on the influence of gender identity and roles in sexual relationships with the aim of promoting equity and satisfaction for romantic partners.