Rhana Hashemi is a Ph.D. student in Social Psychology conducting social-belonging and stereotype threat research with Dr. Greg Walton. She is focused on improving the lives of students who use drugs by understanding and repairing the relationship they form with their schools and authority figures. Rhana hopes to design interventions that promote connection and reduce bias, as alternatives to school suspension. She holds a M.S in Community Health Prevention Research from Stanford School of Medicine and a B.A in Social Welfare with honors from UC Berkeley. Previous research has focused on cognitive dissonance theory, prevention messaging, social media, and adolescent substance use.

Education & Certifications

  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, Social Welfare (2016)
  • M.S., Stanford School of Medicine, Community Health Prevention Research (2022)

Lab Affiliations