Tyralynn Frazier, Ph.D., MPH, is Lead Scientist for SEE Learning at the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University. In her current role, she guides the center in developing a research program on the global implementation of SEE Learning and fundamental research on the science of compassion, ethics, and prosociality throughout human development. Prior to this role, she was awarded an NIH-funded FIRST Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the Hubert Department of Global Health at Emory University. During this time, she received training in education research, led research studies on cross-cultural measurement development, and studied the implementation of mindfulness-based interventions among families experiencing food insecurity and domestic violence. Her research interests have included topics ranging from life-course stress and the bio-behavioral impact of violence experienced over child development on biological markers of stress and immune function to phenomenological explorations of compassion in the classroom. Fundamentally, her work aims to take a highly interdisciplinary approach to understand how, why, and when prosocial training programs within schools worldwide might be vehicles for positive and lasting transformations in equity, belonging, compassion, and well-being among every person touched by these systems. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in biomedical anthropology and an MPH in epidemiology from Rollins School of Public Health.
This profile was last updated on November 16, 2020