Suniya S. Luthar Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Research Officer of Authentic Connections (www.AuthConn.com), devoted to fostering youth well-being; Professor Emerita at Columbia University's Teachers College, USA
My programmatic research has involved vulnerability and resilience among various populations, with a current focus on two broad areas. The first involves youth at high-achieving schools, who show higher rates of serious adjustment difficulties relative to national norms. The second involves “Authentic Connections Groups”, a supportive group-based intervention for mothers in high-stress settings, implemented in their own everyday work and community settings.
The goal is to use rigorous research on particular “at-risk” groups to inform their most pressing priorities for preventive interventions, and eventually, to implement these interventions in community settings (including schools and workplaces) in collaborations involving all major stakeholders.