Brie Reid, a Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Child Development (ICD) has been selected to receive a P.E.O. Scholar Award. Reid is one of 150 women out of 945 nominees selected to receive a $15,000 P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic educational organization dedicated to supporting higher education for women. The P.E.O. Scholar Awards were established in 1991 to provide substantial merit-based awards for women of the United States and Canada who are pursuing a doctoral-level degree at an accredited college or university. Scholar Awards recipients are a select group of women chosen for their high level of academic achievement and their potential for having a positive impact on society.
At ICD, Reid is a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, who is studying maternal and child malnutrition and stress, a topic she became interested in after leading a study in rural Zambia. Through her PhD work, Reid hopes to discover biological pathways of adversity and resilience that could inform interventions and policy.