Olga Kornienko is a developmental scientist, whose interdisciplinary research draws on theories and methods from psychological, network, and biological sciences. She uses longitudinal research designs and social network analysis methods to understand how social network dynamics shape psychosocial outcomes. She employs salivary bioscience methods to measure stress physiology and activity of immune system in the naturalistic settings (e.g., schools, organizations).

Her research program aims to

  1. To expand the contemporary understanding of social context to include social network dynamics
  2. To inform strategies and tactics for addressing challenging societal problems, including mitigating negative and leveraging salubrious peer influence in social groups
  3. To use this research to promote positive development and health. 

Olga received her Ph.D. in Family & Human Development from the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University. She was a research faculty at the Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience and Department of Psychology at Arizona State University.