Chatham University

Psychology Faculty and Staff

Peggy Stubbs PhD

Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 1997

Academic Areas of Interest

girls' and women's development, women's health, the menstrual cycle, death and dying


Margaret L. (Peggy) Stubbs holds a Ph.D. in Social and Developmental Psychology from Brandeis University. She is currently Professor of Psychology at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research interests include girls’ and women’s development, with a special focus on psychosocial aspects of the menstrual cycle. As a former research associate at the Wellesley Centers for Research in Women (WCW), Peggy studied early adolescent girls’ development, and wrote Body Talk (1990), a series of pamphlets designed to help parents and early adolescent girls and boys talk about menstruation. A long-time member of the Society for Research on the Menstrual Cycle (SMCR), Peggy serves on the Board of Directors, was the organization’s newsletter editor for 10 years, and has worked with SMCR colleagues to edit the proceedings from the Society’s biennial meetings for publication in special issues of relevant peer-reviewed journals. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing where she worked with SMCR colleague Dr. Susan Cohen on her studies of the impact of acupuncture and meditation on the management of menopausal symptoms in breast cancer survivors.