Carnegie Mellon University

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Michael Trujillo

Michael A. Trujillo, Ph.D.


Dr. Michael Trujillo (all pronouns) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Their research examines the social and health consequences of stigma, the pathways that link stigma and health, and the strengths exhibited by stigmatized populations that mitigate these experiences.

They apply an intersectional framework to their research questions to move towards greater health equity for all.

They received their PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University, and their BA from California State University, Long Beach.

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Will Crouch

Will Crouch, B.S.


Will Crouch is our lab manager and a proud alumni of Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Psychology (c/o 2019).

Will is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the lab and oversees a team of undergraduate research assistants. Outside of administrative duties, Will's research interests focus on the social support dynamics of BIPOC communities living with chronic illnesses, most notably diabetes and heart disease. Ancillary interests include public health policy and the history of political activism in the security of universal healthcare.

Beyond the lab, Will is an avid sports fan, video game expert, and professional napper. He enjoys spending the weekends catching up on sleep, brunching with friends, and exploring Pittsburgh's diverse neighborhoods for the best bars and restaurants in town!