Psychologist Margaret Rosario of the Colin Powell School is CCNY's latest CUNY Distinguished Professor.
Dr. Margaret Rosario, an eminent psychologist in The City College of New York’s Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, has been elevated to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the City University of New York (CUNY).
The title of Distinguished Professor is the highest academic honor that CUNY can offer its faculty. It’s conferred by the CUNY Board of Trustees in recognition of exceptional scholarly achievement. Distinguished Professorships are reserved for faculty with records of exceptional performance by national and international standards of excellence in their profession.
Rosario, who also teaches at the Graduate Center, CUNY, is noted for her research on identity, its development and implications for health and other adaptive outcomes. Stress is also of interest.
Her research has centered on lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people undergoing sexual identity development. The relations between stress and sexual identity development to health and other adaptive outcomes are of critical interest, as are the mediators and moderators of those relations. In addition, she is interested in the determinants of sexual orientation and the intersection of multiple identities.
Rosario is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). She’s received several research grants, as principal or co-investigator, from the National Institutes of Health.
Her other accolades include:
- The Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from SSSS;
- The Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (from APA’s Division 44, The Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity); and
- The Distinguished Contribution to Ethnic Minority Issues Award (Division 44, APA).
Rosario is associate editor of “The Journal of Sex Research,” and of the quarterly “Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health.” She sits on the editorial boards of “Archives of Sexual Behavior” and the “American Journal of Community Psychology.” In addition, she’s a past president of APA’s Division 44.
Rosario earned her bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, her doctorate from New York University and did her postdoctoral training at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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