Sonya Violet Troller-Renfree

Dr. Sonya Troller-Renfree is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Stroller Laboratory at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research examines how early experiences, such as stress and adversity, shape neurocognitive and socioemotional development. Dr. Troller-Renfree is also an expert in EEG data collection and analysis and has expertise in mobile and in-home EEG data collection and analysis. She has published over 40 journal articles. Her scientific contributions have been recognized by a K99/R00 Pathways to Independence award from NICHD, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and she has been named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science.

Research Interests

Adverse Childhood Experiences
Child Abuse and Neglect
Early Interventions or Prenatal to Age Three Interventions
Income Based Interventions
Toxic Stress


Add Health (National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health)