|Present||Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago ‐ Department of Psychology|
Dr. Bohnert is an Associate Professor in Clinical and Developmental Psychology. Her research focuses on how various contexts may promote better outcomes among youth, including lower rates of obesity, fewer behavior problems, and better social and emotional adjustment. With training in both development and child clinical psychology, she seeks to understand how out-of-school contexts, especially organized activities, after-school, and summer-based programming may serve as a buffer for youth. Relatedly, she has directed evaluations of community programs that seek to improve health and wellness. Guiding themes of her research are an emphasis on developmental transitions as points of reorganization as well as the translatability of her work to reduce health disparities among youth.
Recent Works (2)
Research Works (24)
Regrouping: Organized Activity Involvement and Social Adjustment Across the Transition ...
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (2013)
Although organized activities (OAs) have been established as important contexts of development, limited work has examined the role of OAs ...