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Lindsay Till Hoyt

Dr. Lindsay T. Hoyt

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae


Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 216
Phone: 718-817-5159

Keywords: positive youth development; social determinants of health; health disparities; puberty; adolescent sleep; stress biology; youth participatory action research

Currently accepting students.

Lab: Youth Development, Diversity, and Disparities (3D) Lab


  • 2005 BA in Psychology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • 2010 MA in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • 2013 PhD in Human Development and Social Policy, Northwestern University
  • 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program, University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley

Major Research Interests

  • How biological processes, psychological experiences, and social contexts interact during youth to influence lifelong health trajectories
  • Developmental transitions from childhood to adolescence (puberty), and from adolescence to adulthood (emerging adulthood)
  • Positive youth development
  • Stress physiology
  • Health disparities and social determinants of health



    • PSYC 1200 – Foundations of Psychology
    • PSYC 3100 – Health Psychology
    • PSYC 6300 - Developmental Foundations
    • PSYC 8350 – Applied Developmental Psychology Practicum


    • Cohort Study of Young Girls’ Nutrition, Environment, and Transitions (Co-I)
    • Developmental predictors of health across the transition from adolescence to young adulthood (RWJF Health Disparities Seed Grant, PI)
    • The Preteen Study
    • The Election Study

    Recent Publications

    • Ballard, P.J., Hoyt, L.T., & Pachucki, M.C. (In press). The impact of adolescent civic engagement on socioeconomic status and well-being in youth adulthood. Child Development.
    • Sabol, T. & Hoyt, L.T. (2017). The long arm of childhood: Preschool associations with adolescent health. Developmental Psychology 53(4), 752-763.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Ehrlich, K.B., & Adam, E.K. (2016). Balancing scientific accuracy and participant burden: Testing the impact of sampling intensity on diurnal cortisol indices. Stress, 19(5): 476-485.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Zeiders, K.H., Ehrlich, K.B., & Adam, E.K. (2016). Positive upshots of cortisol in everyday life. Emotion, 16(4), 896-904.
    • Frost, A., Hoyt, L.T., Chung, A.L., & Adam, E.K. (2015). Daily life with depressive symptoms: Gender differences in adolescents’ everyday emotional experiences. Journal of Adolescence, 43, 132-141.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Craske, M.G., Mineka, S., & Adam, E.K. (2015). Positive and negative affect and arousal: Cross-Sectional and longitudinal associations with adolescent cortisol diurnal rhythms. Psychosomatic Medicine, 77(4), 392-401.
    • Hoyt, L.T., & Falconi, A. (2015). Puberty and perimenopause: Reproductive transitions and their implications for women’s health. Social Science & Medicine, 132, 103-112.
    • Ehrlich, K.B., Hoyt, L.T., Sumner, J.A., McDade, T.W., & Adam, E.K. (online first publication, February 16, 2015). Quality of relationships with parents and friends in adolescence predicts metabolic risk in young adulthood. Health Psychology.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Kushi, L.H., Leung, C.W., Nickleach, D.C., Adler, N., Laraia, B.A., Hiatt, R.A., & Yen, I.H. (2014). Neighborhood influences on girls’ obesity risk across the transition to adolescence. Pediatrics, 134(5), 942-949.
    • Zeiders, K., Hoyt, L.T., & Adam, E.K. (2014). Associations between everyday discrimination and diurnal cortisol rhythms: The moderating role of racial-ethnic minority status. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 50, 280-288.

    Recent Presentations

    • Hoyt, L.T., Cameron, C., Chaku, N, McKay, T., & Quiles, T. (April, 2017). Amplifying underrepresented voices: Youth-led research on social media. In L.T. Hoyt (Chair), Youth in action: Engaging adolescents in research and policy. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
    • Hoyt, L.T. (December, 2016). Puberty and emerging health disparities. Invited presentation at the New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY.
    • Hoyt, L.T. & Pachucki, M.C. (September, 2016). Sizing up Peers: A Biopsychosocial study of pubertal influences on health. In J. Maslowsky (Chair), Adolescence: A critical life period for promoting population health. Paper presented at the International Association for Population Health Science Annual Meeting, State College, PA.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Deardorff, J., Marceau, K., Hagan, M., Greenspan, L.C., Windham, G., Grimm, K., Kushi, L.H., & Hiatt, R.A. (May, 2016). Associations between sleep and puberty in girls across the transition to adolescence. In R. Tavernier (Chair), Predictors of sleep in adolescence: The role of biological and ecological factors. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    • Hoyt, L.T., Zeiders, K., Ehrlich, K.B., & Adam, E.K. (May, 2015). Transactions among emotion and cortisol activity in naturalistic settings. In G. Luong & F.J. Infura (Co-Chairs), New Insights in Stress and Well-Being Research: Biological, Methodological, and Developmental Approaches. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Meeting, New York, NY.