Gina Roussos, Ph.D.

Gina Roussos, Ph.D.

Social and Behavioral Science Administrator
Office of the Director

Dr. Gina Roussos is a Social and Behavioral Science Administrator in the Office of the Director (OD), with expertise in behavior, attitude change and intergroup relations. At NIMHD, her areas of focus include workforce diversity and development, racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality, and scientific outreach. Previously, Dr. Roussos held postdoctoral researcher positions at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, where she explored political biases, and in the Department of Psychology at Yale University, where she tested media-based prejudice awareness interventions. Dr. Roussos has recently worked as a consultant at the Diversity Science Branch of the Institute for Equity & Inclusion Sciences in Portland, Oregon, where she developed effective means of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in workplace and healthcare settings.

Dr. Roussos received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Yale University in 2018 and her B.S. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.

Selected Publications

  • Roussos, G., & Dovidio, J. F. (2016). Playing below the poverty line: Investigating an online game as a way to reduce prejudice toward the poor. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 10(2), article 3.
  • Roussos, G., & Dovidio, J. F. (2018). Homonegativity, perceived free speech protections, and perceptions of harm predict judgments of hateful acts motivated by sexual prejudice. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(4), 457-470.
  • Roussos, G., & Dovidio, J. F. (2019). Enhancing the salience of free speech rights increases differential perceived free speech protections for criminal acts against Black versus White targets. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(8), 519-533.

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