Brandon Ng

Dr. Ng completed his PhD in social psychology at the University of Virginia, and he earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and English literature, with a minor in economics, at Northwestern University. His¬†research implements a social and cultural psychological approach to understand the psychosocial mechanisms that engender pain disparities, as well as disparities in empathy and well-being.¬† Specifically, he is interested in how racial bias, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination influence how others’ pain is perceived, as well as how contending with these factors exacerbates the pain experience for members of underserved and stigmatized groups.