Elizabeth Lozano, PhD

Elizabeth Lozano, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Sociology

Phone: (916) 686-8378

Education and Postdoctoral Training

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph.D. Social/Personality Psychology, 2021
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Master’s Psychology, 2018
  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Master’s Research Psychology, 2015
  • University Massachusetts Dartmouth, Bachelor’s Psychology (summa cum laude), 2013


Dr. Elizabeth Lozano received her Ph.D. in Social/Personality at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an emerging scholar, she engages in open science practices and has a strong background in a multitude of research designs and methods. Her primary line of research on the psychology of donor-conception (i.e., assisted reproduction) is grounded in an attachment theory perspective and uses both quantitative and qualitative data/methods. Her second line of work focuses on whether adult attachment is related to the detection of deceit. Projects in this program seek to understand whether people who are anxious with respect to their attachment are better able to detect lies than others.

In her free time, Dr. Lozano enjoys reading, traveling, hiking, and spin classes.