Welcome to Our Research Center!

Our research is aimed at exploring the relationship between psychological stress and physical health in both childhood and adulthood, with a particular emphasis on understanding health disparities (i.e., how low socioeconomic status impacts health).

We are interested in learning more about the psychosocial and psychobiological pathways involved in the stress-health relationship, particularly among low socioeconomic status groups.  We also have an interest in understanding resilience (i.e., why some individuals who experience adversity do not end up with poor health), and the limits of resilience in low socioeconomic status groups.

Our research team, led by Northwestern University Psychology Professors Dr. Edith Chen and Dr. Gregory Miller, explores pathways and mechanisms, with the goal of better understanding health disparities.