HBS Colloquium: Putting it in Social Context: The next decade of research in health psychology with Tracey Revenson
- Russel Hall Rm 305
- 3/7/2013, 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Tracey A. Revenson, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Deputy
Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center
of the City University of New York. Trained
as one of the first generation of health psychologists, she brings a
social-ecological perspective to the study of how stress and coping processes
affect psychological adjustment to chronic physical illness, and how these
processes are influenced by the social context. She completed an NIH-funded
postdoctoral fellowship in Environment, Health and Development in the Social
Ecology Program at the University of California, Irvine after
receiving an M.A. and Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University
and a B.A. from Yale University (theatre and psychology).
Professor Revenson is well known for her research on stress and coping processes among individuals, couples, and families facing rheumatic disease and cancer. Her most recent work examines how partner support both helps and hinders adjustment to illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and cancer, and how brief psychosocial interventions may enhance quality of life.
Revenson is the co-author or co-editor of nine volumes, including the second edition of The Handbook of Health Psychology, published this year. She serves
as Associate Editor of the Annals of
Behavioral Medicine and on the editorial board of Health Psychology. Dr.
Revenson was elected President of
the Division of Health Psychology of APA in 2005.
Sponsored by the Office of the Provost of Teachers College and Gottesman Libraries, this colloquium series seeks to bring together faculty and students from across Teachers College and other units of Columbia University whose research interests include the biological, behavioral, and social basis of healthy human development and health-related educational, behavioral, and social intervention.
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