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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

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
  • 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


    • Social Network Analysis of Puberty, Activity Behaviors, and Health Disparities (Co-PI with Dr. Mark Pachucki)
    • Election Study (Co-PI with Dr. Katharine Zeiders)
    • Preteen Study
    • EXERT Study

    Recent Publications

    • 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. [Selected as journal’s “Editor’s Choice” Article; Interview with Fordham News; Interview with Psy Post.]
    • 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 and Society. [Epub ahead of print.]
    • Hoyt, L.T., Maslowsky, J. Ozer, E.J., Olson, J.S., Deardorff, J., & Harvey, A.G. (2018). Adolescent sleep barriers: Profiles with a diverse sample of urban youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. [Epub ahead of print.]
    • 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 “Editor’s Choice” Article.)
    • 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.
    • 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., Cham, H. & 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.

    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.