Caroline Hoyniak

Caroline Hoyniak

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, NIMH T32: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2021
  • PhD: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 2019
  • BA: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2012

Major Awards

  • NIMH K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, 2021
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2014

Research Interests

Dr. Hoyniak’s research focuses on the development of sleep problems in early childhood, exploring how early sleep problems and chronodisruption contribute to later risk for both internalizing and externalizing psychopathology. She uses a combination of psychophysiological (e.g., actigraphy, polysomnography, EEG/ERP) and observational (both in-lab and in-home) data collection in her research.

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Key Publications

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    Funded Research Projects

    NIMH K23 (PI):Sleep Disturbances and Circadian Misalignment as Potential Markers of Early Childhood Depression