Dr. Krista Schroeder is a nurse scientist whose program of research examines social and environmental obesity risk factors. For the last several years, her NIH/NICHD-funded work has focused on the association between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), neighborhood environment, and obesity. Her methodological expertise includes using geographic information systems (GIS) and spatial analytic approaches to understand the influence of place on health and harnessing large datasets to understand effects of complex multi-level determinants of health. Dr. Schroeder’s science is complemented by a program of pedagogy and mentorship that advances students’ abilities to address upstream determinants of health and increases students’ skills for understanding population health needs. Her research and teaching are directly informed by her experiences engaging with patients in Philadelphia, where she maintains active clinical practice as an intensive care unit nurse and serves as an on-call sexual assault nurse examiner. Dr. Schroeder completed a BSN at Bloomsburg University, a PhD and NIH T32 pre-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University, and a NIH T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is an assistant professor of nursing at Temple University College of Public Health.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD, Nursing, Columbia University
  • BSN, Nursing, Bloomsburg University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




NURS 8201

Health Indices of Urban Populations in Primary Health Care


Selected Publications

  • Skiendzielewski, K., Forke, C.M., Sarwer, D.B., Noll, J.G., Wheeler, D.C., Henry, K.A., & Schroeder, K. (2024). The intersection of adverse childhood experiences and neighborhood determinants of health: An exploratory spatial analysis. Psychol Trauma, 16(Suppl 1), pp. S125-S132. United States. doi: 10.1037/tra0001320

  • Kobulsky, J., Schroeder, K., Schuler, B., Patrick, E.L., Lang, Y., & Wu, J. (2024). Developmental timing of child maltreatment in relation to obesity and substance use disorder in late adolescence. Psychol Violence, 14(1), pp. 24-33. United States. doi: 10.1037/vio0000495

  • McCabe, E.M., Kaskoun, J., Bennett, S., Meadows-Oliver, M., & Schroeder, K. (2024). Addressing School Connectedness, Belonging, and Culturally Appropriate Care for Newly Immigrated Students and Families. J Pediatr Health Care, 38(2), pp. 233-239. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2023.10.001

  • Schroeder, K., Young, A., Adman, G., Ashmeade, A.M., Bonas, E., Day, S.E., & Konty, K. (2023). The Association of School Nurse Workload With Student Health and Academic Outcomes: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Sch Nurs, 39(4), pp. 305-312. United States. doi: 10.1177/10598405211012957

  • Sinko, L., Heuer, B., Johnson, L., Brown, J., Heron, K., Lehigh, M., Gresko, S., Dickey, S., Teichman, B., & Schroeder, K. (2023). Building a culture of healing to support nurse faculty and staff well-being in the aftermath of COVID-19. Nurs Open, 10(5), pp. 2700-2702. United States. doi: 10.1002/nop2.1584

  • Schroeder, K., Sinko, L., Ibrahim, J., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). Supporting student learning and development through trauma-informed campuses. J Am Coll Health, pp. 1-9. United States. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2023.2187647

  • Schroeder, K., Forke, C.M., Noll, J.G., Wheeler, D.C., Henry, K.A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2022). The association between adverse childhood experiences, neighborhood greenspace, and body mass index: A cross-sectional study. Prev Med Rep, 29, p. 101915. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101915

  • Sinko, L., Montgomery, T., Terhaar, M., & Schroeder, K. (2022). Situating nursing science and public health within a shared context. Public Health Nurs, 39(5), pp. 1065-1069. United States. doi: 10.1111/phn.13093

  • Schroeder, K., Dumenci, L., Sarwer, D.B., Noll, J.G., Henry, K.A., Suglia, S.F., Forke, C.M., & Wheeler, D.C. (2022). The Intersection of Neighborhood Environment and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Methods for Creation of a Neighborhood ACEs Index. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(13). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19137819

  • Schroeder, K., Dumenci, L., Sarwer, D.B., Wheeler, D.C., & Hayat, M.J. (2022). Increasing quantitative literacy in nursing: A joint nursing-statistician perspective. J Adv Nurs, 78(4), pp. e66-e68. England. doi: 10.1111/jan.15150

  • Lipman, T.H. & Schroeder, K. (2022). Dance for Health: A model for increasing activity in youth and their families during the pandemic. J Pediatr Nurs, 63, pp. 154-155. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2022.02.017

  • Schroeder, K., Noll, J.G., Henry, K.A., Suglia, S.F., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). Trauma-informed neighborhoods: Making the built environment trauma-informed. Prev Med Rep, 23, p. 101501. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101501

  • Saifo, Z. & Schroeder, K. (2021). Public Health Students Can Use Geographic Information Systems to Make a Positive Impact on Communities. Commonhealth (Phila), 2(2), pp. 78-81. United States. doi: 10.15367/ch.v2i2.488

  • Schroeder, K., Schuler, B.R., Kobulsky, J.M., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). The association between adverse childhood experiences and childhood obesity: A systematic review. Obes Rev, 22(7), p. e13204. England. doi: 10.1111/obr.13204

  • Schuler, B.R., Vazquez, C., Kobulsky, J.M., Schroeder, K., Tripicchio, G.L., & Wildfeuer, R. (2021). The early effects of cumulative and individual adverse childhood experiences on child diet: Examining the role of socioeconomic status. Prev Med, 145, p. 106447. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106447

  • Aliyu, S., Norful, A.A., Schroeder, K., Odlum, M., Glica, B., & Travers, J.L. (2021). The powder keg: Lessons learned about clinical staff preparedness during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Infect Control, 49(4), pp. 478-483. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2020.10.014

  • Aliyu, S., Travers, J.L., Norful, A.A., Clarke, M., & Schroeder, K. (2021). The Lived Experience of Being Diagnosed With COVID-19 Among Black Patients: A Qualitative Study. J Patient Exp, 8, p. 2374373521996963. United States. doi: 10.1177/2374373521996963

  • Schroeder, K., Pathak, A., & Sarwer, D.B. (2021). A call for trauma-informed intensive care. Nurs Outlook, 69(5), pp. 717-719. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2021.06.001

  • Norful, A.A., Rosenfeld, A., Schroeder, K., Travers, J.L., & Aliyu, S. (2021). Primary drivers and psychological manifestations of stress in frontline healthcare workforce during the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Gen Hosp Psychiatry, 69, pp. 20-26. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2021.01.001

  • Schroeder, K., Day, S., Konty, K., Dumenci, L., & Lipman, T. (2020). The impact of change in neighborhood poverty on BMI trajectory of 37,544 New York City youth: a longitudinal study. BMC Public Health, 20(1), p. 1676. England. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09772-5

  • Schroeder, K., Norful, A.A., Travers, J., & Aliyu, S. (2020). Nursing perspectives on care delivery during the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic: A qualitative study. Int J Nurs Stud Adv, 2, p. 100006. England. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnsa.2020.100006

  • Schroeder, K., Kubik, M.Y., Sirard, J.R., Lee, J., & Fulkerson, J.A. (2020). Sleep is Inversely Associated with Sedentary Time among Youth with Obesity. Am J Health Behav, 44(6), pp. 756-764. England. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.44.6.2

  • Lynch, A.K., Ashcraft, R., Mahler, K., Whiting, C.C., Schroeder, K., & Weber, M. (2020). Using a Public Health Model as a Foundation for Trauma-Informed Care for Occupational Therapists in School Settings. Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention, 13(3), pp. 219-235. doi: 10.1080/19411243.2020.1732263

  • Schroeder, K., Deatrick, J.A., Klusaritz, H., Bowman, C., Williams, T.T., Lee, J., Mills, G., Privette, D., Early, D., Aguilar, L., & Lipman, T.H. (2020). Using a Community Workgroup Approach to Increase Access to Physical Activity in an Underresourced Urban Community. Health Promot Pract, 21(1), pp. 5-11. United States. doi: 10.1177/1524839919867649

  • Dozier, S.G.H., Schroeder, K., Lee, J., Fulkerson, J.A., & Kubik, M.Y. (2020). The Association between Parents and Children Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines. J Pediatr Nurs, 52, pp. 70-75. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2020.03.007

  • Travers, J.L., Schroeder, K., Norful, A.A., & Aliyu, S. (2020). The influence of empowered work environments on the psychological experiences of nursing assistants during COVID-19: a qualitative study. BMC Nurs, 19, p. 98. England. doi: 10.1186/s12912-020-00489-9

  • Schroeder, K. & Kubik, M.Y. (2019). Policy, Systems, and Environmental Approaches to a Healthy School Environment. J Adolesc Health, 65(2), pp. 169-170. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.04.011

  • Schroeder, K., Garcia, B., Phillips, R.S., & Lipman, T.H. (2019). Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Community Engagement: An Undergraduate Nursing Course. J Nurs Educ, 58(7), pp. 423-426. United States. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20190614-07

  • Schroeder, K., Klusaritz, H., Dupuis, R., Bolick, A., Graves, A., Lipman, T.H., & Cannuscio, C. (2019). Reconciling opposing perceptions of access to physical activity in a gentrifying urban neighborhood. Public Health Nurs, 36(4), pp. 461-468. United States. doi: 10.1111/phn.12602

  • Deatrick, J.A., Klusaritz, H., Atkins, R., Bolick, A., Bowman, C., Lado, J., Schroeder, K., & Lipman, T.H. (2019). Engaging With the Community to Promote Physical Activity in Urban Neighborhoods. Am J Health Promot, 33(5), pp. 718-726. United States. doi: 10.1177/0890117118807405

  • Sarwer, D.B. & Schroeder, K. (2019). Discussion of: the relationship between childhood maltreatment and psychopathology in adults undergoing bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(2), pp. 303-304. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2018.12.025