Welcome! My name is Veronica Derricks and I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). My research program focuses primarily on understanding the psychological mechanisms that perpetuate disparities in health and academic outcomes. Moreover, I am interested in using this knowledge to develop interventions that improve healthcare delivery and mitigate threat in academic settings, particularly for members of minoritized groups.  

Areas of Interest: Disparities, Health Communication, Identity, Identity Threat, Persuasion, Stigma