MarYam Hamedani, PhD

Behavioral Scientist

Executive Director @ Stanford SPARQ

Stanford SPARQ

I'm 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. I'm a culture and inequality researcher who partners with public and private sector leaders.


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

We built this culture - so we can change it

Check out my new article in American Psychologist with SPARQ co-directors Hazel Rose Markus and Jennifer Eberhardt and research scientist Rebecca Hetey. We share seven science-backed principles for changing cultures to combat social inequality.

Photos: Sarah Deragon @; J A N U P R A S A D, Chris Slupski, Jeff Sheldon, and Ross Findon on Unsplash