Hochgraf-Anna

Anna Hochgraf

PAMT Pre-doctoral Trainee

404 Health and Human Development Building
akh7@psu.edu

Biography

Anna Hochgraf's research centers on the development and consequences of weight concerns and related adjustment problems, particularly during adolescence and young adulthood. The aim of her first line of research is to identify risk and protective factors for the development of weight concerns, including how individual characteristics (e.g., gender) and contextual factors (e.g., family processes) interact to shape risk. The second line of her research focuses on the consequences of weight concerns for individual and family well-being. The primary theoretical perspectives that guide her research are sociocultural models of weight concerns, gender socialization theory, family systems theory, and developmental psychopathology. The broader goal of her research is to inform prevention programs for weight concerns and related adjustment problems.

The Prevention and Methodology Training Program (PAMT) program, funded by a T32 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, trains pre- and post-doctoral researchers in the integration of prevention science and statistical methodology for the behavioral sciences.