Dr. Kristina Olson
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Washington


Kristina Olson is a psychologist and an associate professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is known for her research on the development of social categories, transgender youth, and variation in human gender development. Olson was recipient of the 2016 Janet Taylor Spence Award from the Association for Psychological Science for transformative early career contributions, and the 2014 SAGE Young Scholars Award. Dr. Olson directs The TransYouth Project, which is the largest-to-date longitudinal research study of transgender children, with over 350 children enrolled from across the United States and Canada. The TransYouth Project "aims to help scientists, educators, parents, and children better understand the varieties of human gender development."