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Brief Bio

Dr. Schreier received training in health psychology and is currently an Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health at Penn State. Broadly speaking, she is interested in how experiences during childhood and adolescence shape long-term chronic disease risk. Her research focuses primarily on the impact of growing up in low socioeconomic environments, of different family-level influences, and of exposure to child maltreatment and how these influence metabolic and inflammatory markers of chronic disease risk in youth. She is also interested in exploring the potential role that social interventions may be able to play in actively improving physiological outcomes among at-risk youth.


2006, B.A.Hon., Psychology, McGill University

2008, M.A., Health Psychology, The University of British Columbia

2012, Ph.D., Health Psychology, The University of British Columbia


health disparities, child and adolescent health, immune, endocrine, and metabolic functioning

Research Interests

adolescent health and well-being, cardiovascular disease risk, inflammation, immune functioning, socioeconomic health disparities, sex trafficking, social interventions, family functioning



BBH 311

Interdisciplinary Integration of Biobehavioral Health Research

BBH 310

Research Methods