Noelle Hurd

Scully Family Discovery Associate Professor | DDI


Office Address

140C Gilmer Hall

Office hours: by appointment


Dr. Noelle Hurd's research agenda has primarily focused on the promotion of healthy development among marginalized adolescents and emerging adults. Specifically, her work has focused on identifying opportunities to build on pre-existing strengths in youths’ lives, such as supportive intergenerational relationships. Increasingly, her work also has focused on opportunities to disrupt systems of oppression. She runs the Promoting Healthy Adolescent Development (PHAD) Lab at the University of Virginia. She is a former William T. Grant Scholar and a Spencer/National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow. In 2015, she was recognized as a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Professor Award from the UVA Department of Psychology. In 2019 she served as a Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellow. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for Community Research and Action (APA Division 27). Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the William T. Grant Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Institute of Education Sciences. 

Dr. Hurd is planning to admit a doctoral student for the 2023/2024 academic year who has an interest in studying how social experiences in emerging adulthood may influence subsequent physical health outcomes. Prospective applicants should have an interest in quantitative analyses with longitudinal data. Prospective applicants should apply to either the Community Psychology or Clinical Psychology doctoral programs.