Harry Adynski PhD, RN

Dr. Harry Adynski, originally from York Pennsylvania, is a double Tar Heel graduating with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Nursing and Psychology and a PhD in Nursing. During his undergraduate studies he was a Division 1 athlete on the Varsity NCAA Fencing team and worked as a research assistant and nursing assistant. Halfway through his undergraduate studies he was accepted into the Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation BSN-PhD program. He completed the Hillman Clinical Fellowship working full time as a registered nurse within inpatient psychiatry and continued to work clinically as a nurse and clinical instructor throughout the pandemic and his PhD studies.

Dr. Adynski'ss research focuses on social and biological drivers of health and wellbeing among children and their families. His dissertation explored the role of social adversity on emotional regulation trajectories during infancy and early childhood, academic performance at school entry, and modifiable sensitive parenting practices.

Research Interests: Investigating the interactions between social and biological drivers of child health, wellbeing, and developmental outcomes and their families to inform intervention development, clinical care, and policy.