The three-year fellowships are part of the College of Letters and
Science Faculty Investment Initiative to support early faculty
research excellence and development.
Department of Psychology and Center for Poverty & Inequality Research
Hostinar’s research focuses on understanding how the life experiences of children and adolescents shape their reactions to stress and their health. Her research examines how supportive social relationships reduce the effects of stress on health and may promote healthier biological profiles across development. The fellowship will fund new research directions on stress detection using wearable devices. The long-term vision for this research is to suggest strategies and inform interventions that would reduce the impact of stress on developmental outcomes, especially for disadvantaged youth who too often confront several types of stressors in their lives.