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Tracey Revenson
Position: Professor of Psychology and Deputy Executive Officer of the Doctoral Program in Psychology
Phone: 212-817-8709
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 A. Revenson 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 a 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 combines the areas of coping and social support to study how couples cope with the stresses of illness, and how partner support both helps and hinders adjustment to illness.  She is the co-author or co-editor of nine volumes, including The Handbook of Health Psychology (Taylor & Francis, 2nd edition, 2012), Couples Coping with Stress:  Emerging Perspectives on Dyadic Coping (APA Books, 2005); Ecological Research to Promote Social Change (Kleuwer Academic, 2000), and Social Categories in Everyday Experience (APA Books, 2012).  She was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior and Policy. She currently serves as Associate Editor of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine, is on the editorial board of Health Psychology, and from 2006-2009 was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Professor Revenson served as President of the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association in 2004-2005.