Lynn Roberts

Lynn Roberts has a BS in human development from Howard University (1984) and a PhD in Human Services Studies from Cornell University (1991). The City University of New York (CUNY) has been her academic home since 1995. Prior to joining CUNY, she oversaw the development, implementation and evaluation of several prevention programs for women and youth in NYC. She has also served on the board of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and co-edited an anthology on reproductive justice (CUNY Feminist Press 2017). Dr. Roberts’ activism and scholarship examine the intersections of race, gender and other marginalities in adolescent dating relationships, juvenile justice and reproductive health policies; as well as the impact of models of collaborative inquiry and teaching on civic and political engagement. She brings her vast expertise drawn from 25 years at CUNY to her current position.



  • PhD in Human Service Studies from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


Research Interests

Adolescent health, women's health, reproductive justice, racism and health, community organizing, collaborative inquiry
Lynn Roberts