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Education

May/1993 Ph.D. Social Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
December/1990 M.A. Social Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
May/1988 B.S. Psychology and Women's Studies, Duke University, Durham, NC

 Employment

2015 - present Senior Research Scientist, Institut für Soziologie, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München (University of Munich, Germany)
2006 - 2015  Director, Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis
2014 - 2015 Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Memphis
2006 - 2014 Associate Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Memphis
2003 - 2006 Associate Professor of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL Cross Appointment, Women’s Studies Program, SIUC (2005-2006) Cross Appointment, SIU School of Medicine (1998-2006)
2003 Visiting Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Canada
1997 - 2003 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1997 - 2006 Research Associate, SIUC Center for Rural Health and Economic Development
1995 - 1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
1993 - 1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1990 - 1992  Research Associate, Center for Self-Help Research, Western Consortium for Public Health, Berkeley, CA.
1990 Research Assistant to Miriam Erez, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Honors and Awards

2013 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology for the edited volume Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern (Joan Chrisler, Editor), in which I co-authored chapter on Pregnancy and Prenatal Care with Ruthbeth Finerman
2013 The University of Memphis Alumni Association Excellence in Engaged Scholarship Award
2012 Fellow, American Psychological Association
2012 Fellow, Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35 of APA)
2012 Professional Development Award, The University of Memphis (1 semester sabbatical, Fall 2012)
2012 Honored as a Principal Investigator Millionaire, The University of Memphis
2009 Center for Research on Women honored by Tennessee State Senate Joint Resolution No. 236 as a center whose “scholarship and community service win national acclaim and recognition, bringing honor upon themselves and the state of Tennessee.”
2008 Inaugural Class, American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology
2001 Psi Chi Psychology Teacher of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
2000 Dean’s Appreciation Award, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
1997-1998 University Women’s Professional Advancement/Women’s Studies Juried Competition, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Integrating Psychosocial and Obstetrical Approaches to the Study of Domestic Violence During Pregnancy
1997 - 1998 Teaching Enhancement Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, University Core Curriculum, Psychology of Gender in a Diverse Context
1992 Special Commendation, 1991 SPSSI Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize
1992 Dissertation Research Award, American Psychological Association
1992 Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Grant Support

2014 PI, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Research Scan of Women’s Leadership in Shelby County (Sagrestano, PI, $5,000)
2013-2014 Investigator, DHHS Office of Adolescent Health, Pregnancy and Parenting Success in Shelby County (Michael Warren, TN Governor’s Office, PI; $98,500 in supplemental funds awarded to extend into year 4)
2013-2014 PI, A Step Ahead Foundation, A Step Ahead Program Review and Evaluation, 2013-2014 (Sagrestano, PI, $10,000)
2012-2013 PI, Girls Incorporated, Girls Inc Program Evaluation, 2012-2013 (Sagrestano, PI, $18,000)
2012-2013 PI, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Living Wage for Childcare Workers (Sagrestano, PI, $7,000)
2012-2013 PI, A Step Ahead Foundation, A Step Ahead Program Review and Evaluation, 2012-2013 (Sagrestano, PI, $12,000)
2011-2013 Investigator, NIH Office of Adolescent Health, Pregnancy and Parenting Success in Shelby County (Michael Warren, TN Governor’s Office, PI; $380,000 of $4.2M budget allocated to CROW for research over 3 years)
2011-2012 PI, Girls Incorporated, Girls Inc Program Evaluation, 2011-2012 (Sagrestano, PI, $25,00
2011 PI, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Shelby County Women’s Health Report Card (Sagrestano, PI, $4,800)
2010-2013 PI, Tennessee Governor’s Office and Shelby County Office of Early Childhood and Youth, Evaluation of the Community Voice Infant Mortality Intervention (Sagrestano, PI, $174,000)
2010-2011 PI, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Childcare as an Investment for the Future (Sagrestano, PI, $3,000)
2010-2011 Co-PI, Ms. Foundation, Childcare as an Investment for the Future (National Council for Research on Women, PI, $6,500 of $20,000 budget allocated to CROW)
2010-2011 PI, Girl Scouts Heart of the South, Girl Scouts Program Evaluation, 2010-2011 (Sagrestano, PI, $18,500)
2010-2011 PI, Girls Incorporated, Girls Inc Program Evaluation, 2010-2011 (Sagrestano, PI, $12,000)
2010 PI, The Urban Child Institute, Mid-South Collaborative on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention, and Parenting (Sagrestano, PI, 10,000)
2010 PI, United Way of the Mid-South, Transportation as a Barrier to HIV Medical Adherence (Sagrestano, PI, 24,800)
2009 PI, The Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, Women’s Economic Security Collaborative Phase I: Poverty Issue Brief on Current Barriers to Women’s Economic Self- Sufficiency in Memphis (Sagrestano, PI, $20,000)
2008-2011 PI, Tennessee Governor’s Office for Children’s Care Coordination, Evaluation of the Community Voice Infant Mortality Intervention (Sagrestano, PI, $780,700)
2007-2008 PI, The Urban Child Institute, Taking Charge and Making Change: Empowering Girls to Reduce Sexual Harassment in Memphis Area Schools (Sagrestano, PI; $50,000)
2007-2008 PI, The University of Memphis Faculty Research Grant, Taking Charge and Making Change: Empowering Girls to Reduce Sexual Harassment in Memphis Area Schools (Sagrestano, PI; $6,500)
2006-2008 Co-PI for Memphis Campus, Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women, Memphis Safe Campus Consortium (Kenworthy, PI; $400,000)
2006 Federal Appropriations (non-RAMP funding) for a Rural Center for Violence and Justice Studies. Proposal authors (in alphabetical order): Jennifer Dunn, James Garofalo, Joan McDermott, Michelle H. Miller, Lynda M. Sagrestano, Joseph Schafer, William Wells, and Rebecca Weston. ($100,000)
2005-2008 Co-Investigator, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Prenatal Tobacco Exposure: Perinatal and Genetic Risks (Espy, PI; $1,250,000; 5R01 DA014661-03)
2005-2006 Evaluation Staff, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Initiative, Tobacco Prevention and Control Intervention Demonstration Project - 2005 (Ford, Vitello, & Cropper, PIs; $305,000)
2005-2007 Evaluation Consultant, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Effectiveness of Standard-of-Care Curriculum for Tobacco Education in a Dental Hygiene Context (Stockdale, Davis, & Cropper, PIs; $313,146)
2003 Co-Principal Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, HIV Prevention Behavioral Surveillance Project Renewal - Year 5 (Sarvela, PI; $45,000)
2002 Evaluation Staff, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Initiative, Tobacco Prevention and Control Intervention Demonstration Project - Year 2 (Vitello, PI; $500,000)
2001 Evaluation Staff, Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Tobacco-Free Communities Initiative, Tobacco Prevention and Control Intervention Demonstration Project (Lawrence, PI; $900,000)
2001 Co-Principal Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, HIV Prevention Behavioral Surveillance Project Renewal - Year 4 (Sarvela, PI; $75,000)
2000 Co-Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, HIV Prevention Behavioral Surveillance Project Renewal - Year 3 (Sarvela, PI; $75,000)
2000 Co-Principal Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, Behavioral Surveillance Study of HIV+ African Americans in Cook County (Sarvela, PI; $28,384)
1999 Co-Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, HIV Prevention Behavioral Surveillance Project Competitive Renewal - Year 2 (Sarvela, PI; $125,000)
1999-2001 Principal Investigator, Faculty Special Research Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Office of Research and Development Administration, The Role of Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors in Predicting Adverse Birth Outcomes among Pregnant Adolescents ($21,975)
1998 Co-Investigator, Illinois Department of Public Health, HIV/AIDS Section, HIV Prevention Behavioral Surveillance Project (Sarvela & Tracy, Co-PIs; $121,129)
1997-1998 Principal Investigator, Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Office of Research and Development Administration, Domestic Violence During Pregnancy: Psychosocial Correlates and Perinatal Outcomes ($4,750)
1997 Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Domestic Violence During Pregnancy ($2,000)
1995-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow, Prevention Research Training Grant, University of Illinois at Chicago (NIMH T32 MH19933)
1995-1997 Research Associate, Chicago HIV-Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project (Paikoff, PI; NIMH MH50423-04L; MH55701-02)
1995-1996 Research Support, Program for the Mental Health Services Research on Women and Gender (Flaherty, PI; NIMH 1R24 MH54212) for the project Use of Mental Health Services by Depressed Pregnant Women (Sagrestano & Paikoff, Co-PIs)
1993-1995 Postdoctoral Fellow, Health Psychology Training Grant, University of California, Los Angeles (NIMH T32 MH15750)
1994 Principal Investigator, Grant-in-Aid Award, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Development and Validation of a Measure of Social Power in Close Relationships ($1,286)
1990-1991 Predoctoral Fellow, Public Health Training Grant, University of California, Berkeley (NIMH T32 MH18828)