Randl Dent


Graduate Student
Health Program

Faculty adviser: Nao Hagiwara, Ph.D.

Research lab: Discrimination and Health Research Lab

I received my bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology from Washington and Lee University where I gained research experience in Dr. Megan Fulcher's Gender Development Psychology Lab. As a student in VCU's health psychology doctoral program, my research interests include racial identity, discrimination, help-seeking behaviors, patient-provider communication, and both physical and mental health of African Americans.


  • Dr. Peter Zucker Scholarship, 2017
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, 2017

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