Krista Schroeder, PhD, RN

Krista Schroeder, PhD, RN
Associate Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Nursing

Public Health Interests

Chronic Medical Conditions, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health



Current Public-Health Related Activities

I am currently an NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow for Research on Vulnerable Women, Children, and Families at University Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In addition to my Fellowship training, my current public health-related activities include collaborating on my mentor’s (Dr. Terri Lipman) research to develop an intergenerational physical activity intervention for families in West Philadelphia. I am also conducting a study, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, to examine the impact of neighborhood poverty on BMI percentile trajectory using a novel sample (10 years of data on 1,000,000 New York City children) and new measure of “neighborhood” (New York City’s recently developed Neighborhood Tabulation Areas).

Select Publications:

Schroeder, K., Jia, H., Wang, Y.C., & Smaldone, A. (2017). Implementation of a school nurse-led intervention for children with severe obesity in New York City schools. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. DOI: 0.1016/j.pedn.2017.02.030

Schroeder, K., Jia, H., & Smaldone, A. (2016). Which propensity score method best reduces confounder imbalance? An example from a retrospective evaluation of a childhood obesity intervention. Nursing Research. DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000187 PMCID: PMC5098456

Schroeder, K., Travers, J., & Smaldone, A. (2016). Are school nurses an overlooked resource for reducing childhood obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of School Health. DOI: 10.1111/josh.12386, PMCID: PMC4939612

Schroeder, K., Kulage, K., & Lucero, R. (2015). The impact of menu labeling on childhood obesity in vulnerable populations: A Critical Theory perspective. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jspn.12122, PMCID: PMC4932858