Arcus Grantee, Dr. Kristina Olson, Receives Prestigious Honor
Dr. Kristina Olson of the Trans Youth Project, an Arcus grantee who was recently announced as a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. Dr. Olson is one of 25 leaders to receive the fellowship for her work to advance scientific understanding of gender and to shed light on the social and cognitive development of trans and gender nonconforming youth.
Dr. Olson's research represents the first of its kind large-scale national study about the experiences of trans and gender nonconforming youth. Arcus provided a grant in 2017 to support the study currently being conducted among 300 young people from across the country.
Though the study is yet to be complete, initial findings from Olson's research are already providing a wealth of insights to professionals in fields ranging from pediatric medicine to mental health...