Kierra Sattler, PhD
Postdoctoral Trainee


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Kierra Sattler, PhD

Postdoctoral Trainee

Postdoc   •   Reproductive and Population Health


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Kierra Sattler received her PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2019. Dr. Sattler uses an interdisciplinary approach, drawing upon theories and methods from human development, psychology, sociology, and social work, to investigate the risk and resilience processes that contribute to children’s academic, social-emotional, and physical health outcomes in the contexts of poverty and child maltreatment. Her dissertation, “Preventing Neglect and Promoting Child Well-being among Children in High-Risk Environments” examined the mechanisms that influence the risk of neglect among families in poverty and the extent to which experiencing early care and education can offset the risk of CPS involvement. As an HDRS postdoctoral fellow, she will investigate how maternal opioid use during pregnancy shapes children’s development and later experiences in different social systems, such as child protection, juvenile justice, and education.


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