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APA Division 9 Representative

Luis M. Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Principal Investigator of the Rutgers Implicit Social Cognition (RISC) Lab at Rutgers University, Newark ( He earned his Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research focuses on the implicit social cognitive processes that underlie the expression of stereotyped attitudes and how these processes shape stigmatized individuals’ self-concept, identity, and health. He has published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Social Cognition, and the Journal of Social Issues. His health disparities research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Regarding his SPSSI participation, he has earned a Clara Mayo Grant and a Grants-In-Aid, was the co-editor of a Journal of Social Issues volume on health disparities, served as co-chair of the Website Committee, Communications Committee, and the 2013 APA-SPSSI Convention Program, and, most recently, was elected as the SPSSI Representative to APA Council.