Tyralynn Frazier

Tyralynn Frazier, PhD, MPH, is the lead research scientist with the Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) program, a K-12 education program developed for international use, at Emory University's Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Tyralynn has worked with international research collaborators, school leaders, and non-profit organizations to support the development of compassion-based education research worldwide. Through these relationships, the research team develops evidence-based program planning to help schools and school systems create spaces of increased compassionate engagement. Tyralynn’s passion for this work comes from a deep desire to leave the world just a little bit better than it was before she arrived. Her dedication to building schools that support compassionate, prosocial development reflects her commitment to understanding how research can help foster a positive difference in the lives of others. Schools are complex, dynamic, and ever-changing systems. The goal of this research agenda is to understand how to positively shift these complex systems across cultural and contextual landscapes. This work happens meaningfully through team efforts, and she is so grateful for the collaboration of colleagues and partners around the world who share her vision of systems that can support the well-being of all. Tyralynn has an MPH in epidemiology from Emory University and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Anthropology.