Innovative Measures of Environment

​STAR researchers take a comprehensive and in-depth approach to studying the full range of exposures and traumas, known as the “exposome,” which include pre- and post-natal exposure to stress, trauma, and toxic substances, domestic violence and parenting influences, childhood maltreatment, parental loss, trauma presenting to the emergency department, gun violence, neighborhood violence, peer interactions, as well as poverty and other contextual risk and resilience factors.