Suzanne Robertson, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, The Graduate School

srobertson@ncu.eduSuzanne Robertson, PhD

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Mental Health Promotion 
  • Gerontology
  • Intersection of Physical & Mental Health 
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management 


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University 
  • M.S., Pennsylvania State University 
  • B.S., Worcester State College
  • A.S., Becker College

Dissertation Title:

The relationship between positive and negative affect among dementia caregivers


  • “Self-care self-efficacy, religious participation and depression as predictors of post-stroke self-care among underserved ethnic minorities,” Health Psychology Research (2013)
  • “The moderating effect of distress on self-efficacy and diabetes control in a self-management RCT,” Diabetic Medicine (2013)
  • “Innovations in behavioral health coaching using goal-setting strategies: The HOPE pilot study case report,” BMC Geriatrics (2012) 
  • “Positive emotional health in diabetes: concepts, measurement, and clinical implications,” Psychosomatics (2012)

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Guest Reviewer, Mental Health and Aging 
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of Houston
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas