Tyralynn Frazier

Tyralynn Frazier


2014    Ph.D., Medical Anthropology, Emory University Anthropology Department

2014    M.P.H., Epidemiology, Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health

2009    M.A., Medical Anthropology, Emory University Anthropology Department

2001    B.S., Biochemistry, Michigan State University, Graduation with Honors


Leadership Positions

2018-     Associate Research Scientist, The Center for Contemplative Sciences & Compassion-Based Ethics

2017-     Instructor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University

2017-18 Instructor, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University

2015-17 Postdoctoral Fellow, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University

2005-16 Teacher, Emory University and Spelman College – See Courses Taught Below

2008-10 Program Coordinator, Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network (NICHD funded)

2007-08 Research Assistance, Emory University Compassion Study (PI: Charles Raison)

1998-04 Biochemistry Technician, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Biology Dept.


Research Interests

Social & Emotional Development; Education; Compassion; Compassion Training; Racial Inequities; Toxic Adversity; Adversity Threat; Resilience Cultivation; Developmental Trajectories; Emotional Self-regulation; Implementation Science; Bio-behavioral Research Methods; Adolescent Health and Well-Being



Frazier, T. (2014). The Social Production of Reproductive Health Disparities. Atlanta: Emory University Anthropology Dept.



Dr. Tyralynn Frazier is the lead Research Scientist with the Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning Program through Emory’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion Based Ethics. Within this program, Dr. Frazier works on the strategic development of implementation and evaluation goals and objectives that support evidence-based program planning. Her background is in the study of emotional self-regulation, and the importance of emotional regulation in the relationship between stressors experienced over the life course such as discrimination, violence, and trauma. Tyralynn’s primary objective is to focus the SEE Learning research program on developing an effective educational intervention that has the potential to have a lifelong positive impact on both educators and students.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *