Collegiate Affiliation

Amelia Blankenau is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Amelia works with Dr. Melissa Ertl, researching health equity and social determinants of health.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Psychology, Occidental College, 2021
  • Exchange Student: Psychology, University of Sussex, 2019


  • Transracial adoption
  • Racial socialization
  • Colorblind racial attitudes
  • Health equity
  • Social determinants of health