STAR Research Series

The STAR Research Series, 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. 

2021 MEETINGS:

November 19, 2021
​STAR Spotlight on Technology, Assessment, Data, and Analysis (TADA):

Designing Experience Sampling Studies
Chrys Vergara-Lopez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Research Scientist, Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine, The Miriam Hospital

October 17, 2021
STAR Spotlight on Early Career Scientists:

A Theoretical Model of ACEs: Use in Research, Clinical Work, and Policy (Zoom video available upon request)
Jennifer Hays-Grudo, Director, COBRE Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Adversity
Regents Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University

May 21, 2021
Why You Need to Promote Your Work on Twitter
A. Rani Elwy, PhD, Associate Professor; Director, Implementation Science Core; Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

April 16, 2021
A viewing and discussion of a short film created to bring light to the subjects of foster care and child abuse/neglect.

March 19, 2021
A Preview of SRCD Presentations by Some of our STAR Fellows: ​
Lindsay Huffhines, PhD, Maternal Early Life Experiences and Perinatal Hypertensive Disorders Predict Parenting Stress, Efficacy, and Responsiveness
Teresa Daniels, MD, Childhood Adversity, but not Current Psychiatric Disorder, Predicts Hair Cortisol in Healthy Young Adults
Brie Reid, PhD, Validation of the Trier Social Stress Test for Children Online (TSST-OL)

February 26, 2021
Building a STAR Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), and the Process of Developing a Center Grant
Margaret Bublitz, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Senior Research Scientist, Women's Medicine Collaborative, Miriam Hospital
E Whitney Evans, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior (Research)
Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

2020 MEETINGS:

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

October 16, 2020
Early Childhood in Contexts of Adversity: Understanding the Role of Family Relationships
Jesse Coe, PhD, 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, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

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 Center; 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."