Olivia Swartz

Email: oswartz@wisc.edu

I am currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying Psychology. My research interests include understanding the genetic risk behind psychopathology, how the rearing environment of children interacts with their genetic risk, and how current diagnostic systems can be altered to encompass dimensional traits and behaviors. As part of my journey in exploring these questions, I am also pursuing an undergraduate thesis on the gene-environment interaction of child polygenic risk scores and interparental conflict on child externalizing behavior. In my free time, I cross country ski with the UW Nordic Ski Club and love to run, bike, and enjoy Madison’s natural beauty.