The posts below summarize a sampling of broad topic areas our research covers. You'll also find summaries of results and findings from completed and ongoing studies.
For more information about specific studies see the Ongoing Studies page.
Cortisol is dynamic. It helps the body respond to stress by activating the body and also helps the body quiet down and regulate after the stressor is passed.
High levels of a stress hormone called cortisol, measured in the days after a traumatic injury, was associated with the development of dysphoria six months later, a symptom similar to depression.
In traumatically-injured adults, greater neighborhood disadvantage is associated with stable deficits in neurocognitive functioning.
Postconcussion syndrome is influenced by psychiatric symptoms in veterans.
In trauma-exposed Black adults, experiences of racial discrimination were associated with greater PTSD symptoms.
Individuals with PTSD demonstrate altered hippocampal function that is associated with symptom severity.