Daisy Grewal, Ph.D.


Daisy Grewal, Ph.D.

I am a social psychologist who is broadly interested in how academic and workplace environments impact people’s motivations to succeed. I first came to Stanford in 2006 to work with Professor Carol Dweck while I was finishing up my dissertation in the Yale psychology department. Since then I have worked as an applied researcher in several different roles at the university. My current position is in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, where I conduct internal research studies that seek to understand and improve the undergraduate experience. I have a special interest in the application of social science research methods to real-world contexts.

Telephone: (650) 736-7412

Email: daisy.grewal@stanford.edu



Ph.D. Social and Personality Psychology, Yale University, 2007

M.S. Social and Personality Psychology, Yale University, 2004

B.A. Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Assessment and Program Evaluation Analyst, 2013 – present
    Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    Stanford University
  •  Academic Program and Research Officer, 2009 – 2013
    Office of Diversity and Leadership
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Education Specialist, 2008 – 2009
    Graduate Medical Education Office
    Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Academic Publications

Grewal, D., Ku, M., Girod, S.C., & Valantine, H. (2013). How to recognize and address unconscious bias.
In The Academic Medicine Handbook (pp. 405-412). New York: Springer.

Edler A.A., Dohn, A., Davidson, H.A., Grewal, D., Behravesh, B., & Piro, N. (2009). Building faculty community: Fellowship in graduate medical education administration. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 1, 146-146.

Grewal, D. & Davidson, H.A. (2008). Emotional intelligence and graduate medical education. JAMA, 300,  1200-1202.

Grewal, D., Brackett, M. A., & Salovey, P. (2006). Emotional intelligence and the self-regulation of affect.
In D. K. Snyder, J. A. Simpson, and J. N. Hughes (Eds.), Emotion regulation in couples and families: Pathways to dysfunction and health (pp. 37-55). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Grewal, D., & Salovey, P. (2006). Benefits of emotional intelligence. In M. Csikszentmihalyi and I. S. Csikszentmihalyi (Eds.), A life worth living: Contributions to positive psychology (pp. 104-119). New York: Oxford University Press.

Lopes, P., Grewal, D., Kadis, J., Gall, M., & Salovey, P. (2006). Evidence that emotional intelligence is  related to job performance and affect and attitudes at work. Psicothema, 18, 132-138.

Salovey, P. & Grewal, D. (2005). The science of emotional intelligence. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 281-285.

General Interest Writing

I am a regular contributor to Scientific American Mind magazine. Please see the following link for a list of online articles: 

Grewal, D. (2011). Building a Team Science Training Program, ScienceCareers.

Grewal, D. (2010). Reducing the Impact of Negative Stereotypes on the Careers of Minority and Women Scientists. ScienceCareers.

Grewal, D. & Salovey, P. (2005). Feeling Smart: The Science of Emotional Intelligence. American Scientist,  93, 330-339.