Hazel Atuel is an applied social psychologist and evaluator. Her basic research is concerned with social identity, intergroup relations between majority and minority groups, and the social psychology of religion, particularly group identity processes within multiracial and multicultural congregations. Her applied work includes examining health-related outcomes of diverse racial and ethnic groups in a variety of settings (e.g., county mental health, school district), community-based participatory research, and stigma and mental illness. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Ann Marie Yamada (USC, School of Social Work) to explore stigma, spirituality, and the attitudes of faith-based leaders toward mental illness so as to better understand ethnic or cultural beliefs shared across Asian American religious groups. Dr. Atuel earned her Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology and Certificate of Advanced Study in Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University.