Dr. Goel is a Contributing Faculty member in the Forensic Psychology Program at Walden University. She earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Tennessee with an emphasis in Social and Health Psychology in 2012, and she also holds a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from the same university. Dr. Goel’s research interests center on social justice, particularly in the area of health disparities. Dr. Goel is also an award-winning teacher and was the 2020 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award through Division 9 of the American Psychological Association.
PhD, University of Tennessee
Post-master's Certificate, University of Tennessee
MA, California State University, Sacramento
BA, California State University, Sacramento
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award, American Psychological Association: Division 9, 2020
Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant, Psi Chi, 2019
Goel, D. (2018). Stereotypes, bias, and decision making in health care.
Goel, D., Goel, A., Hess, A. K. (2021). The effects of patient gender and obesity on physician TKA recommendations. Association for Psychological Science
Goel, A., Goel, D. (2021). Physician implicit bias and recommendations for patients with knee arthritis. . Association for Psychological Science
Goel, D., Hess, A. K., Goel, A. (2020). Physician beliefs in benevolent sexism and recommendations for patients with knee arthritis. American Psychological Association
Goel, A., Goel, D., Hess, A. K. (2020). Implicit gender bias and recommendations for conservative knee arthritis treatment options: A pilot study. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons