Dr. Priya Eimerbrink is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and Psychology at
the University of North Texas at Dallas.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University in
West Lafayette, IN. She furthered her education at the University of Texas at Arlington,
in Arlington, TX where she earned both her Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy
degrees in Experimental Psychology with an emphasis in adolescent development. Dr.
Eimerbrink then moved on to complete a Postdoctoral stint at Indiana University School
of Medicine, in Indianapolis, IN where she studied genetic predispositions to developing
Her current research interest focuses on why some children may be more adversely affected
by peer victimization than are other children. Her program of research takes a multidisciplinary
approach and is founded on the framework that peer victimization is a stressful life
event capable of detrimentally altering an individual’s biological functioning and