Skip to main content

Verified by Psychology Today

Richard Contrada Ph.D.


Richard Contrada, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is also a member of the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. His primary research areas lie at the interface of psychology and health and include psychological stress, cognitive and emotional self-regulation, and health-related stigma.

Professor Contrada has published numerous scientific articles and chapters and has co-edited two books. His research has been funded by various agencies including the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging. He is currently an associate editor of Biological Psychology and has served in editorial capacities with many other scientific journals including Health Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

Professor Contrada is an elected member or Fellow of several scientific organizations. In 2020 he received the Excellence in Health Psychology Mentoring Award from the Society for Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He is also a recipient of the Rutgers University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.

Recent Posts