Alayna Schreier  
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cohort Four Fellow
alayna.schreier@gmail.com  

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
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: SRCD/AAAS Policy Fellow

Areas of Expertise

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

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Alayna Schreier is a Society for Research in Child Development/American Association for the Advancement of Science (SRCD/AAAS) Policy Fellow in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Schreier received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a licensed clinical psychologist. She completed a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and a predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She holds a B.A. in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Schreier is committed to the intersection of research, practice, and policy, and engaging in evidence-based policymaking to improve the lives of vulnerable children and their families. Dr. Schreier’s research has focused on identifying the contextual and systems-level factors that contribute to service system use and engagement and mental health outcomes among at-risk and trauma-exposed children and families. Her work has involved Early Head Start, Head Start, Child Advocacy Centers, and SAMHSA-funded statewide community-based systems of care.