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Krista Schroeder

Assistant Professor

Jones Hall 526
3307 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140


Dr. Krista Schroeder is an assistant professor of nursing in the College of Public Health at Temple University. Dr. Schroeder received her PhD in nursing at Columbia University, during which she completed an NIH T32 Pre-doctoral Fellowship in the Center for Health Policy and a Health Research Training Internship at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Following award of her PhD, she completed an NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families at University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and an Associate Fellowship at the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives.

Dr. Schroeder’s research examines how social determinants of health influence obesity risk, with a particular focus on the effect of adverse childhood experiences. Much of her work has taken a multi-level approach to understanding complex obesity risk factors and focuses on engaging with populations most at risk for health disparities. Her methodological expertise includes large dataset analysis, geospatial research for examining neighborhood effects on health, and quantitative and statistical approaches for program and policy evaluation. Her current research, funded by an NIH K23 Patient-Oriented Career Development Award, examines the association between neighborhood environment, adverse childhood experiences, and childhood obesity. Via the K23, she is pursuing training in advanced statistics and spatial analysis as related to adverse childhood experiences and obesity science, with the goal of building a unique skillset that combines clinical nursing knowledge and advanced quantitative research methods.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD, Nursing, Columbia University
  • BSN, Nursing, Bloomsburg University