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

Child Welfare and Foster Care Systems, Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Families and Family Systems, Home Visiting and Maltreatment Prevention, Maternal Health, Mental Health and Well-Being, Program Evaluation, Regression Modeling, Content Analysis, Mixed Methods, Infants and Toddlers, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Preschool-aged Children


Dr. Alayna Schreier is a NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in the Division of Prevention and Community Research and the Consultation Center at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schreier received her doctoral in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) in 2017. Her program of research is focused on the prevention of child maltreatment in at-risk populations. Specifically, her research evaluates evidence-based services for traumatized or at-risk youth in community settings with a focus on family, institutional, and systems-level factors that contribute to service uptake and utilization. Clinically, Dr. Schreier provides evidence-based mental health treatment for children and families. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and certification-eligible in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She previously served on the Executive Board of the Nebraska Psychological Association and was the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students' State Advocacy Coordinator for Nebraska. Dr. Schreier was a recipient of a 2014-2016 Doris Duke Fellowship and a 2014-2016 Head Start Graduate Student Research Grant.