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Krista Schroeder

Assistant Professor

Jones Hall 420
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. Her work harnesses large multi-level datasets, geospatial analysis, and advanced analytic approaches to identify family, neighborhood and systems-level obesity risk factors. Her current research, funded by an NIH K23 Patient-Oriented Career Development Award, examines the association between neighborhood environment, childhood adversity and obesity. Via the K23, she is pursuing training in novel statistical methods and geospatial techniques as related to adversity and obesity science, with the goal of building a unique skillset that combines nursing knowledge and advanced quantitative research methods.

Dr. Schroeder’s research is complemented by a program of pedagogy and mentorship that advances students' abilities to address upstream causes of morbidity and increases students' quantitative skills for understanding population health needs. Collectively, her enthusiasm for her research and teaching arises from her prior clinical experience as a critical care nurse, which inspired her passion for health promotion and disease prevention.


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