Alayna Schreier  
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cohort Four Fellow  

Academic Mentor
David Hansen
Director, Law-Psychology Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Policy Mentor
Brian Wilcox
Director, Center on Children, Families, and the Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Current Institutional Affliliation
Yale School of Medicine: Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Program Evaluation, Mental Health and Well-Being


Dr. Alayna Schreier is currently a NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Prevention and Community Research and the Consultation Center, Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schreier received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2017 and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Dr. Schreier's program of research centers on at-risk and trauma-exposed children and families, with a specific focus on identifying contextual and systems-level factors that contribute to service system use and engagement and mental health outcomes. Her work includes an evaluation of a SAMHSA-funded statewide system of care for youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. She is currently examining how aspects of the wraparound care coordination process contribute to youth and family outcomes, and how trauma symptoms moderate those relationships. Dr. Schreier is committed to the intersection between research, practice, and policy, and focuses on the communication of research to policymakers and practitioners.