College of Education and Human Development

Institute of Child Development

Bria Gresham

  • Pronouns: she, her, hers

  • Doctoral Student

  • Institute of Child Development
    Carmen D. and James R. Campbell Hall
    51 East River Parkway
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

Bria Gresham

Areas of interest

Adolescents and youth; Hormones and behavior; Stress and maltreatment; Social determinants of health


BS Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019
MA Developmental Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2022


Bria Gresham is a fourth-year PhD student in the Institute of Child Development’s Developmental Psychology program and a Population Studies Predoctoral Trainee. Bria’s research is centered around neighborhood and community health, including the upstream causes and downstream correlates of neighborhood experiences. She is running a project examining the role of community violence exposure on mental and physiological functioning.


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gresham, B. & Karatekin, C. (2023). The role of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in predicting academic problems among college students. Child Abuse and Neglect, 142 (1), 105595.

Gresham, B., Orihuela, C. A., & Mrug, S. (2023). Coping Style Moderates the Relationship Between Community Violence and Depressive Symptoms in Urban Adolescents. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 43(5), 672–690.

Karatekin, C., Mason, S. M., Riegelman, A., Bakker, C., Hunt, S., Gresham, B., ... & Barnes, A. (2022). Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Scoping Review of Measures and Methods. Children and Youth Services Review, 136, 106425.

Gresham, B., Orihuela, C., & Mrug, S. (2021). Moderating effects of coping style on externalizing behaviors and substance use in urban adolescents exposed to community violence. International Journal of Developmental Science, 15(3-4), 61-73.

Gresham, B., McManus, B., Mrug, S., Visscher, K., Anthony, T., & Stavrinos, D. (2021) Validation of the attention-related driving errors scale in novice adolescent drivers. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 159, 106249.

Gresham, B., McManus, B., & Stavrinos, D. (2021). Interactive effects of neighborhood safety and screen time on adolescent internalizing symptoms. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 42(9), 734-741.

Whittington, C., McManus, B., Albright, M. G., Beck, H., Buford, K., Gresham, B., ... & Stavrinos, D. (2020). Methodological considerations for longitudinal investigations of young drivers. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 75, 214-221.

Stavrinos, D., McManus, B., Mrug, S., He, H., Gresham, B., Albright, M.G., Svancara, S., Whittington, C., Underhill, A., & White, D. (2020). Adolescent driving behavior before and during restrictions related to COVID-19. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 144, 105686.

Burgess, B.E., Gresham, B., Mrug, S., Bray, L.A., Leon, K., & Troxler, R.B. (2020). Religious coping and psychosocial adjustment in patients with cystic fibrosis. Journal of Health Psychology, 1359105320935979.

Other Publications: 

Gresham, B (Jan 2023). It was a night like any other: A victim-oriented approach to crime in Minneapolis. MinnPost, Op-ed.

Karatekin, C., Mason, S. M., Riegelman, A., Bakker, C., Hunt, S., Gresham, B., ... & Barnes, A. (2022). Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): An overview of definitions, measures, and methods. In S. G. Portwood, M. J. Lawler, & M. C. Roberts (Eds.), Handbook of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): A framework for collaborative health promotion. Springer Publishing.