Welcome to the University of Louisville Stress & Health Lab
Translational Psychological Science
Stress is a central, unifying concept in psychological science. It bridges research on emotion, cognition, and neuroscience, and is well-recognized as a causal contributory factor in mental and physical health.
The UofL Stress & Health lab conducts interdisciplinary research on social stress and its consequences. In our lab, strong emphasis is placed on “use-inspired basic research" (Stokes, 1997, p. 6). Our deepest interests are in basic mechanisms of social stress—cognitive, socioemotional, and physiological—that are causally-related to mental and physical health and that offer possibilities for improving people’s well-being.
We strive to translate from basic psychological science, including animal models, with the goal of developing new ways of understanding stress and its consequences.
We are particularly interested in the process of stress recovery, and place special emphasis on stress that is significant for the lives of women worldwide.
Thanks for visiting. We hope you'll take some time to explore our work.
Stokes, D. E. (1997). Pasteur's Quadrant. Brookings Institution Press. Washington, D.C.