Meredith Hope

Professional Title

2019-2021 Scholarship-to-Practice Fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity; Research Fellow of Health Behavior and Health Education


National Center for Institutional Diversity
School of Public Health
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA)
Health Behavior and Health Education


Meredith Hope is currently a scholarship-to-practice fellow at the National Center for Institutional Diversity. Prior to this appointment, she held the Paul B. Cornely postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture, and Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She holds a PhD in educational psychology (with an emphasis on cognition, learning, and development), as well as a master's degree in developmental psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As a developmental psychologist, she examines culturally specific institutions and practices as social change agents and protective resources for positive development and health outcomes among at-risk and/or Black youth and emerging adults. Her research is enhanced by an intentional, transdisciplinary approach and collaborations across psychology, public health, education, and social work. With an eye toward intervention and public-facing work, she plans to expand this line of research by partnering with community stakeholders to promote academic and health equity by enhancing local resources for youth and emerging adults in disenfranchised communities.  

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Research Interests

quantitative research