MarYam Hamedani, PhD

Behavioral Scientist

Culture Changer

Executive Director @ Stanford SPARQ

Stanford SPARQ

I am Executive Director and Senior Research Scientist at Stanford SPARQ, a behavioral science "do tank" at Stanford University that makes change by bringing researchers and practitioners together.


I study and put into practice strategies to combat bias, reduce disparities, and drive culture change, partnering with schools, business, non-profits, media, government agencies, and more.


Explore samples of my work both translating research insights and creating tools and resources for schools, workplaces, and other kinds of organizations.

Bringing the world into our science

Check out my article with SPARQ Co-Directors Jennifer Eberhardt and Hazel Rose Markus in APS Observer. We write about the value of research-practice partnerships to address society's most urgent problems.

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