PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
Cohort Seven Fellow


Academic Mentor
Christopher Monk, PhD
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Michigan; Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Center for Human Growth and Development

Policy Mentor
Alison Miller
Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health; Research Associate Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development

Current Institutional Affiliation
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs: Evaluation Scientist

Areas of Expertise
Structural Equation Models, Low-Income Families and Individuals, Mental Health and Well-Being


Dr. Tyler Hein is an Evaluation Scientist in the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, Department of Veterans Affairs, where she conducts mental health program evaluation and research. She received her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan in 2019.

Dr. Hein’s graduate research utilized social contextual, longitudinal, and neuroimaging approaches to evaluate specific mechanisms linking qualitatively different forms of early adversity to adolescent brain development and internalizing psychopathology. Prior to beginning graduate school, Dr. Hein graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh, where she researched neural mechanisms underlying the development of irritability in children.