Welcome to the ASK Lab!

Lab Overview

The Anxiety and Stress in Kids (ASK) Lab is located in the Life Sciences Building at the University of Louisville. The lab is overseen by Dr. Janet Woodruff-Borden and staffed by hardworking doctoral and undergraduate students.

What is the ASK Lab?

Directed by Dr. Janet Woodruff-Borden, the ASK Lab is committed to promoting family health through furthering our understanding of stress and anxiety in families and children. We also offer services and outreach to the community through collaborations with schools and other local organizations. The ASK Lab was formerly known as the Developmental Psychopathology Research Lab. 

Why do we study anxiety?

Stress and anxiety can have negative effects on a child's school performance, social functioning, and family interactions. Stress-related issues are also common in adults and can interfere with work, social activities, and home life. Research shows that anxiety tends to run in families. Children with anxious parents are 3-7 times more likely than children of non-anxious parents to have anxiety issues themselves. Early treatment of anxiety can reduce the risk of developing more serious problems in the future.

What is the best way to contact the ASK Lab?

Please call us anytime at (502) 852-2351. You can also email the lab staff at ASKLab.Lou@gmail.com.

Dr. Woodruff-Borden will not be accepting new students for the 2018-19 academic year.