I'm Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley (Sophie, she/her pronouns). I'm a licensed clinical psychologist, Director of the Teen and Young Adult Lab, and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh (Developmental, Clinical, & Social Psychology programs).
The TAYA Lab studies interpersonal and sociocultural influences on adolescent mental health, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality, social media use, body image, LGBTQ+ youth, and intersectionality.
I started the lab at Pitt in 2017. We moved to the University of Delaware in 2020 and returned to Pitt in the summer of 2022.
I'm accepting applications from prospective graduate students this admissions cycle; please see the Prospective Students page for more info.
Check out my new Psychology Today blog, Psychology of Adolescence: The Science of Teens, Screens, Gender, and Sexuality.
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