Suniya Luthar, Ph.D.

Suniya Luthar, Ph.D., is Foundation Professor of Psychology at the Arizona State University, and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York. Dr. Luthar's research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, children in families affected by mental illness, and teens in upper-middle class families (who reflect high rates of symptoms relative to national norms). A mother of two grown children herself, her current scientific focus is on motherhood; studies aim to illuminate what best helps women negotiate the challenges of this life-transforming role, and to apply these insights in interventions toward fostering their resilience.

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