Adversity & Trauma Research Group

The Adversity & Trauma Research Group, led by STAR Initiative directors, meets monthly, and provides trainees/fellows opportunities for peer and mentored review of scholarly work, including manuscripts for publication and grant proposals. 


November 20, 2020
Trauma Informed Care: Promoting Resilience Using Research and Advocacy
LG RollinsHIV T32 Postdoctoral Fellow

October 16, 2020
Early Childhood in Contexts of Adversity: Understanding the Role of Family Relationships
Jesse Coe, STAR T32 Postdoctoral Fellow|

September 18, 2020
STAR Trainee Networking Meeting

July 17, 2020
Panel Discussion on Clinical Work Related to Stress, Trauma, and Resilience in 2020
Margaret Bublitz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Senior Research Scientist, Women's Medicine Collaborative, Miriam Hospital
Stephanie Shepard Umaschi, PhD, Director, Center for Evidence Based Practice, Bradley Hospital, Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Vanessa Wu, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

June 19, 2020 
Panel Discussion on Stress, Trauma, and Racial Injustice (Zoom video available upon request)
Ernestine Jennings, PhD, Research Scientist, Miriam Hospital Behavioral Medicine Centerl; Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior; Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Dionne Poulton, PhD, Chief Diversity Officer, Care New England
Blessed Sheriff, Student, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Co-Coordinator of the Brown Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Clinic; Fellow, Brown Psychiatry Summer Research Fellowship

May 15, 2020
Research in Disaster Settings  (Zoom video available upon request)
Rosaura Orengo Aguayo, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Medical University of South Carolina, provided an overview of her work research in disaster settings, and lessons learned that we can all apply during this time of COVID-19 adjustments.​

April 17, 2020
The Relationship of STAR to COVID-19 (Zoom video available upon request)
STAR Associate Director, Nicole Nugent, PhD, moderated a discussion on the relationship of STAR to COVID-19 and how we can incorporate COVID-related stress measures into our ongoing research studies (measurement, conceptualization, etc). 

February 21, 2020
Overcome Evaluative Stress in Academia and Give a Great Presentation
STAR Co-Director, Audrey Tyrka, MD, PhD, presented her internationally-acclaimed lecture, "Overcome Evaluative Stress in Academia and Give a Great Presentation."