Researcher biography

Dr. Aiyer is a Research Fellow in the School of Social Science. Her academic training is in public health and applied developmental psychology. Dr. Aiyers' research focuses on the etiology, development, and prevention of antisocial behaviour, with a focus on how individual, family, and neighbourhood processes shape developmental outcomes. She is particularly interested in understanding the mediating and moderating role of families in explaining neighbourhood effects. Finally, Sophie has applied experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating developmentally informed prevention programs targeting at-risk youth.

Dr. Aiyer earned her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, her Master of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and her Doctorate from the University of Virginia. She also completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, focused on youth violence prevention.