51975-Osterholt, Amber

Amber E. Osterholt, PhD, MS

Assistant Scientist in Pediatrics

HS 2000
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Amber Osterholt is the Assistant Scientist with the WISE Indiana partnership between the Indiana CTSI and Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). Amber has a lead role in planning and executing higher-level approaches and best practices for engagement with scientific and university experts in the delivery of service projects for the FSSA. Dr. Osterholt has previously done research and policy work to improve the health and well-being of Nevada’s children and families, including work in suicide prevention, mental health access, childhood lead poisoning prevention, substance abuse prevention, and ensuring the health and safety of Nevada’s LGBTQ+ youth. Outside of her passion for people, she enjoys fiber crafts, reading, baking, video games and outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and kayaking. 

Key Publications

Schmidt, C. W. and Osterholt, A. E.  (2014).  Middle and Late Archaic trophy taking in Indiana.  In Mark W. Allen and Terry L. Jones, editors.   Violence and Warfare Among Hunter-Gatherers.  Left Coast Press: Walnut Creek. Pp: 241 - 256.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Scientist in Pediatrics
  • Education
    2019 PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    2013 MS University of Indianapolis
    2011 BA Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Research

    Public Health, Children’s Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, Interpersonal Relationships, Human/Environment Relationships, Survey Design, Violence, Inequality, Warfare, Trauma, Structural Violence, Cultural and Ritual Violence, Slavery and Captivity, Violence Against Women and Children, Statistics

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