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Marci Lobel



Marci Lobel is Professor of Social and Health Psychology at Stony Brook University where she directs the Stress and Reproduction (STAR) lab.  Dr. Lobel’s research examines stress and related psychological factors that affect health and well-being, particularly the reproductive health of women and the health of their offspring.  These studies address critical societal issues, including racial disparities in adverse birth outcomes, psychological aspects of infertility and assisted reproductive technology, intimate partner violence associated with pregnancy, and factors associated with surgical delivery.  A new area of her research examines psychosocial aspects of opioid use disorder in pregnant women. Dr. Lobel serves on the editorial boards of several journals and she teaches courses such as Social Psychology, Stress and Coping, and the Psychology of Women’s Health.  She has received a number of awards for her research, teaching, mentoring, and service, including the Strickland Daniel Distinguished Mentoring Award from Division 35 of the American Psychological Association and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the American Psychological Association Committee on Women in Psychology.  Dr. Lobel received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Harvard University, and her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles.