Dr. Robyn Stein DeLuca is a scholar, speaker, and author on the subjects of Health Psychology and Reproduction. She has a Ph.D. in Social/Health Psychology with a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies (SBU ’99), and was a core faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Stony Brook University for 15 years, teaching a multitude of courses on the psychology of health, gender, and reproduction. Dr. DeLuca’s research on postpartum depression and childbirth satisfaction has been published in peer-reviewed psychology journals such as Social Science and Medicine and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She currently holds the position of Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.
During her years at Stony Brook, Dr. DeLuca served for two years as the Executive Director of the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) program, which provides mentoring, research opportunities, and scholarships to young women showing promise in science, technology, engineering, and math. Prior to this, she was the Faculty Director of the Living Learning Center on Human Sexual and Gender Development, an academic minor focusing on questions of gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation.