RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Developmental Psychology, Social Determinants of Health
Area(s) of Expertise:
Adolescent Health, Positive Youth Development, Psychological Well-Being, Stress Physiology
Lindsay Till Hoyt studies social, psychological, and behavioral contributions to positive health and wellness. In particular, she examines positive health across adolescence, a sensitive period of development when individual experiences can have longstanding effects on lifelong health. Lindsay is a strong proponent of multidisciplinary and policy-relevant research. She will graduate from Northwestern University in June 2013 with a Ph.D. in Human Development and Social Policy and a certificate in Society, Biology, and Health. Her graduate research was supported by grants from the American Association of University Women, the Society for Research on Child Development, and the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. In her dissertation, she explores the relationship between positive psychological well-being, pubertal timing, and biomarkers of stress and health. As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar, she will be seeking new methods to measure and promote positive health for youth.