Svea Olsen, Ph.D.

Svea Olsen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Scholar

Hallie E. Ford Center

Hallie E. Ford Center

2631 SW Campus Way

2631 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Academic interests: 

My work broadly focuses on using an equity perspective to promote public well-being among children, youth, and families. My previous research included exploring social determinants of health among immigrant and refugee youth in the United States. I am passionate about creatively translating and disseminating research for diverse non-academic audiences, and I care deeply about working to actively increase equity and inclusivity in all settings.


Svea Olsen, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families at Oregon State University (OSU). In this role, she supports the Oregon Parenting Education Collaboration (OPEC), an innovative network of parenting hubs across the state of Oregon that works to normalize parenting education and deliver high-quality, evidence-based, and culturally responsive parenting education programs. She is currently leading an evaluation of a collaborative initiative between parenting education programs and healthcare organizations in Oregon funded through the Oregon Community Foundation. Svea received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from OSU, where her research focused on social determinants of health among immigrant youth and families in the United States. Svea is skilled in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods data collection, data cleaning and analysis, and manuscript writing. She is self-motivated, loves organization and improving systems, enjoys working with others, and is passionate about social justice.



Journal Article


Book Chapter

S. L. Tominey, Olsen, S. G., and Bailey, C., Social and Emotional Development in Early Childhood., in The SAGE Handbook of Developmental Psychology and Early Childhood Education , Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd., 2019, pp. 115-132.