Ph.D. in Psychology, Columbia University, 2010

M.A. in Psychology, Stanford University, 2004

B.A. in Philosophy, with honors through Ethics in Society, Stanford University, 2003


Research Associate | 2016 - present
      Psychology Department, New York University, Abu Dhabi 

Research Associate | 2012 -  2018
      Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell Medical College 

Affiliate Scholar | 2014 - 2015
      Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Columbia University 

Research Scientist | 2012 - 2016
      Department of Psychology, Columbia University 

Postdoctoral Associate | 2010 - 2012
      Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Medical Ethics



NIH CTSC Seed Pilot Grant (2011-2013) Surrogates and the Injured Self: How Surrogates Make Decisions for Patients with Disorders of Consciousness.

Research Papers

Suppes, A., & Napier, J.L. (In Prep). The Land of Opportunity: Justification of racial inequality among Black Americans.

Suppes, A., & Napier, J.L. (Invited Submission). The palliative effect of denying discrimination against other women: A system justification account.

Suppes, A., Ko, S.J., & Bolger, N. (Under Review). It was how you said it: Listeners use speech to form impressions of talkers.

Suppes, A. (Under Review). Do women need to have children in order to be fulfilled? A system justification account of the motherhood norm.

Bettinosli, M.L., Suppes, A., Napier, J.L. (Under Review). Predictors of attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women in 23 countries.

Jackson, L., Suppes, A. & Iyengar, S.S. (Under Review). The Importance of Being Earnest: Perceived Sincerity Predicts Facebook Popularity and Speed-Dating Success.

Suppes, A., Li, Y. & Fins, J.J. (Under Review). Deciding for others: Attachment anxiety is linked to risky medical decisions.

Suppes, A., Napier, J.L., & van der Toorn, J. (2018). The palliative effects of system justification on the health and happiness of members of the LGBTQ+ community. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.45(3):372-388.

Meltzer, E. C., Shi, Z., Suppes, A., Hersh, J. E., Orlander, J. D., Calhoun, A. W., Tung, J., ... & Fins, J. J. (2017). Improving Communication With Surrogate Decision-Makers: A Pilot Initiative. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 9(4):461-466.

Suppes, A., Tzeng, C.Y. & Galguera, L. (2015). Using and seeing representational gestures during a spatial task. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior,  39:241–257.

Meltzer E.C., Suppes, A., Burns, S., Shuman, A., Orfanos, A., Sturiano, C.V., Charney, P., Fins, J.J. (2013). Stigmatization of substance use disorders among internal medicine residents. Substance Abuse. 34(4):356-62.

Suppes, A. & Fins, J.J. (2013). Surrogate expectations in severe brain injury. Brain Injury, 27(10):1141-1147.

Meltzer, E.C., Gallagher, J.J. Suppes, A. & Fins, J.J. (2012). Lost in Interpretation: Please Read My Lips. Critical Care Medicine. 40(5):1529-31.

Pardo, J., Gibbons, R., Suppes, A. & Krauss, R.M. (2012). Phonetic Convergence in College Roommates. Journal of Phonetics. 40(1) 190-197.

Fins, J.J. & Suppes, A. (2011). Brain Injury and the Culture of Neglect: Musings on an Uncertain Future. Social Research. 78(3) 731-.746

Suppes, A. (2010). Linguistic Correlates of Social Support (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from, ProQuest LLC. 

Ames, D.R., Kammrath, L.K., Suppes, A. & Bolger, N. (2010). Wait a minute: Confidence and inaccuracy in thin-slice judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 36(2) 264-277.

Suppes, A. (2004). Communicating Without a Threat: Positive Effects of Multicultural Values for Latino Participants (Master’s thesis). Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Advisor: Hazel Markus.

Suppes, A. (2002). Intersubjectivity and the Cultural Subjective Perspective (Honor’s thesis). Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Advisor. Dagfinn Føllesdal.

Book Chapters

Suppes, A. (2015). Gender, power and the human voice, In Hanna Pishwa (Ed.), Expression of Inequality in Interaction: Power, Dominance, and Status. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, NL.

Mor, S. & Suppes, A. (2011). The Role of Communication Media in Negotiations. In Michael Benoliel (Ed.), Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making. Shanghai, World Scientific.

Chaired Symposium

Suppes, A. (2018). Roots and health consequences of injustices against LGBT Americans. International Social Justice Research. Atlanta, GA. 

Suppes, A. (2017). Three decades since The Denial of Personal Discrimination (Crosby, 1984): The persistence of discrimination and the power of denial. Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Boston, MA.

Suppes, A. (2013). What others say, do and think: How partner and family support, health values and individual differences influence major medical outcomes throughout life. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA


Suppes, A. (2018). Palliative Effects of System Justification on the Health and Wellbeing of LGBT people. International Social Justice Research, Atlanta, GA.

Suppes, A (2017). Denying discrimination may lead to a happier, healthier and longer life. Society for Experimental Social Psychology. Boston, MA.

Suppes, A. (2017). Comfortably numb: The palliative effects of system justification on the health and happiness of members of the LGBTQ+ community. The European Association for Social Psychology. Granada, Spain.

Suppes, A., Meltzer, E.C. (2017). Engaging Surrogates: Improving Empathic Communication Skills Through Multimedia and Simulation. The Patient Experience Summit. Cleveland, OH.

Suppes, A., Bolger, N. (2014). Linguistic Correlates of Supportive Behavior in Couples. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX.

Suppes, A., & Fins, J.J. (2013). Health Care Proxy Attachment Anxiety Influences their end-of-life decisions. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA.

Suppes, A., & Fins, J.J. (2012). How Relationships Shape Medical Decision Making. International Association of Relationships Research, Chicago, IL.

Suppes, A., Mor, S., Morris, M.W. (2010). Communication Media Matters: Differences in Negotiation Behavior and Social Outcomes. IACM 23rd Annual Conference Paper, Boston, MA.

Tough Choices, Tougher Surrogates. Annual meeting of the Consortium for the advanced study of brain injury, Weill Cornell Medical College February 2011.

The Communication of Social Support. Four College Conference, NYU, April 2010.

The Psychology of Communication. Masters in Communication Series, Universidad de Oviedos, Spain. January 2009.

The Communicative value of gesturing: differences between first and second language production and perception. Gesture Focus Group Speaker Series, Stony Brook University. April 2008.

Four minutes to make an impression: Self and other perception during speed dating events. Four College Conference, Yale University. February 2008.

Speed Dating, with Sheena Iyengar. Quantitative Political Science Seminar at the Applied Statistics Center, Columbia University. February 2008.

Professional Service

Peer Review for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Science of Personality and Social Psychology, British Journal of Social Psychology, Political Psychology, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Frontiers in Psychology, PLOSOne, Journal of Homosexuality.