Position: Psychology, Women’s Studies CP
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University
Training Area: Basic and Applied Social Psychology|Health Psychology and Clinical Science
Research Interests: Stress, Coping and Adaptation to Chronic Illness; Women's Health
Tracey Revenson is deputy executive officer of the Ph.D. Program in Psychology at the Graduate Center and Coordinator of the Health Psychology & Clinical Training area. 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 is well known for her research on stress and coping processes among individuals, couples, and families facing rheumatic disease and cancer.
Revenson received a B.A. from Yale University in theatre and psychology and an M.A. and Ph.D. in community psychology from New York University. She completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship in environment, health, and development in the Social Ecology Program at the University of California, Irvine. She is the coauthor or coeditor of nine volumes, including Couples Coping with Stress (2005); the Handbook of Health Psychology (2012), now in its second edition; and Social Categories in Everyday Experience (2012), coedited with former doctoral student Shaun Wiley. She is an associate editor of the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine and is a member of the editorial board of Health Psychology. Revenson served as president of the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 2005.