- Dr. Blair's research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination. Dr. Blair works with several multi-disciplinary groups to examine ethnic/racial disparities in health care and health outcomes, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Blair's primary project examines the contribution of racial discrimination and related stressors to the burden of cardiovascular disease among urban American Indians. Another field study is investigating values affirmation as an intervention to promote more positive patient-provider communication and patient activation, specifically to benefit African Americans. Additional work in Dr. Blair's psychology lab focuses on factors that affect the relation between implicit attitudes and behavior.