Lindsay Till Hoyt

Fordham University

Lindsay Till Hoyt is an assistant professor of applied developmental psychology at Fordham University in New York. Her research integrates developmental science and population health, investigating how physiological processes, psychosocial experiences, and environmental contexts interact during adolescence and young adulthood to influence health and health disparities. In particular, she is interested in learning how macro-level stressful events can “get under the skin” to influence developmental trajectories and play a critical role in producing long-term social, academic, and economic inequalities. Hoyt has co-led projects studying adolescent and young adult stress and civic engagement during the 2016 and 2020 U.S. federal elections and the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this research, she seeks not only to understand how macro-level stressors differentially affect young people’s physiological and psychological functioning but also to identify protective factors that help young adults cope with stress. She serves as primary investigator on projects with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded Adolescent and Young Adult Health Research Network. Hoyt holds a BA in psychology and peace studies from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in human development and social policy from Northwestern University and did postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar.