Dr. Suniya Luthar
Suniya S. Luthar is Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Her research involves vulnerability and resilience among various populations including youth in poverty, families affected by mental illness, and teens in upper-middle class families who have high rates of symptoms relative to national norms. Her recent research is focused on motherhood, with exploration of factors that best help mothers negotiate the challenges of this life-transforming role and foster their resilience. Dr. Luthar is a Fellow of the American Association for Psychological Science and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Divisions 7 and 37. Her awards include a Dissertation Award and the Boyd McCandless Young Scientist Award from APA, a Research Scientist Development (K) Award from the National Institutes of Health, an American Mensa Foundation Award for Excellence in Research on Intelligence.