Meredith Palm

Meredith Palm

Visiting Assistant Professor

Meredith Palm is a social-developmental psychologist whose primary interests are in the development and epidemiology of adolescent substance use. She primarily works with secondary data and enjoys introducing students to research with publicly available data.

  • Ph.D., psychology, Baylor University
  • M.A., psychology, Baylor University
  • B.A., psychology, Luther College


Course Sampling

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Project

Areas of Expertise

  • Psychology


Meredith Palm completed her Ph.D. in psychology at Baylor University in 2019. Her research examines the development of adolescent alcohol use, assessing which factors are likely to exhibit risk for or protection against alcohol use when combined with other contextual factors. Dr. Palm also studies disparities in substance use and related consequences among individuals of minority racial/ethnic groups. Most of Dr. Palm's research involves the use of secondary data, and she is interested in introducing students to research with large, publicly-available datasets. Dr. Palm has also been acknowledged for her teaching. She enjoys learning from her students and mentoring research projects.


  • Adolescent/young adult alcohol use
  • Health disparities
  • Person-oriented approaches
  • Psychiatric epidemiology


  • Hoyland, M.A. & Latendresse, S.J. (2018). Stressful Life Events Influence Transitions Among Alcohol use Profiles in Adolescence and Early Adulthood. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 37(2), 727-737.
  • Hoyland, M.A., Rowatt, W.C., & Latendresse, S.J. (2017). Prior Delinquency and Depression Differentially Predict Conditional Associations Between Discrete Patterns of Adolescent Religiosity and Adult Alcohol Use Patterns. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment(10),0-0.