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Lindsay Till Hoyt

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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

Lab Instagram: @3dyouthresearch


  • 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
  • Civic engagement
  • 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


  • The Hijos Project (NSF; Co-PI with Dr. Katharine Zeiders and Dr. Ada Wilkinson-Lee)
  • Social Network Analysis of Puberty, Activity Behaviors, and Health Disparities (NIH; Co-PI with Dr. Mark Pachucki)
  • See 3D Lab website for more projects and project descriptions

Recent Publications

* Indicates graduate student mentee.

Hoyt, L.T., *Niu, L., Pachucki, M.C., & *Chaku, N. (2020). Pubertal timing in boys and girls: Implications for population health. SSM-Population Health, 10, 100549.
Deardorff, J., Hoyt, L.T., Carter, R., & Shirtcliff, E.A. (2019). Next steps in puberty research: Broadening the lens toward understudied populations. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 29(1), 133-154.

*Chaku, N., & Hoyt, L.T. (2019). Developmental trajectories of executive functioning and puberty in boys and girls. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(7), 1365-1378.

Hoyt, L. T., Sabol, T., *Chaku, N., & *Kessler, C. (2019). Family income from birth through adolescence: Implications for positive youth development. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 64, 101055.

*Niu, L., Hoyt, L. T., & Pachucki, M. C. (2019). Context matters: Adolescent neighborhood and school influences on young adult body mass index. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(3), 405-410.

Zeiders, K. H., Nair, R. L., Hoyt, L.T., Pace. T. W. W., & Cruze, A. (2019). Latino early adolescents’ psychological and physiological response during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.

Suleiman, A.B., Ballard, P.J., Hoyt, L.T., & Ozer, E.J. (2019). Applying a developmental lens to youth-led participatory action research: A critical examination and integration of existing evidence. Youth & Society.

Ballard, P.J., Hoyt, L.T., & Pachucki, M.C. (2018). Impacts of adolescent and young adult civic engagement on health and socioeconomic status in adulthood. Child Development, 90(4), 1138-1154.

*Gaarde, J. Hoyt, L.T., Ozer, E.J., Harvey, A.G., Gorham, T.P., Deardorff, J., Maslowsky, J., & Kyauk, C. (2018). So much to do before I sleep: A mixed-method study of adolescent-perceived barriers and facilitators to sleep. Youth & Society.

Hoyt, L.T., Maslowsky, J. Ozer, E.J., Olson, J.S., Deardorff, J., & Harvey, A.G. (2018). Adolescent sleep barriers: Profiles within a diverse sample of urban youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 47(10), 2169-2180.

Hoyt, L.T., Zeiders, K.H., *Chaku, N., Toomey, R.B., & Nair, R.L. (2018). Young adults’ psychological and physiological reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 162-169. [Selected as journal’s “Editor’s Choice” Article; Interview with Fordham News; Interview with Psy Post.]

Hoyt, L.T., Deardorff, J., Marceau, K., Laurent, C., Windham, G., Greenspan, L.C., Pinney, S.M., Teitelbaum, S., Grimm, K.J., Hagan, M., Biro, F.M., Wolff, M.S., Kushi, L.H., & Hiatt, R.A. (2018). Girls’ sleep trajectories across the pubertal transition: Emerging racial/ethnic differences. Journal of Adolescent Health, 42(4), 496-503