Tvardek, Milan

Milan Tvardek (She/Her)

Research Associate


behavioral health, early childhood

Professional Biography

Milan first became interested in the intersection of research and practice while volunteering and working with individuals with autism as a teen and young adult. She completed her BA in psychology and criminology and her master’s in applied social psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Her educational experience piqued an interest in statistics and research concerning behavioral health and how systems can best support families and individuals to produce more positive outcomes. Her thesis project studied how varying power roles affect perceptions of sexual misconduct in hook-up culture on college campuses. Following graduation, she worked as the lead research assistant on a project studying trauma and socialization among individuals who manage and recruit sex workers. 

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and hiking or kayaking with her partner. She is an avid reader and crossword puzzle solver. 


BA, Loyola University Chicago

MA, Loyola University Chicago