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Research Activities

Areas of research focus within the Department include:

  • trauma in different populations (Oklahoma City bombing survivors, Katrina survivors, life-time trauma),
  • stress and anxiety (in patients with various mental health problems, childhood obesity, and substance use disorders; residents of high-risk neighborhoods; and medical students),
  • coping and resilience in children,
  • the effects of chemotherapy on cognitive functioning in cancer patients, and neuropsychological functioning in neurological disease (dementia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, cognition of normal aging),  and
  • responses to treatment and characteristics of patients with substance use disorders.