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STAR (Stress, Adaptation, And Resilience) Lab


The STAR lab conducts biocultural  research addressing how stress, resilience and other social determinants of health “get under the skin” via experiential and physiological pathways. One aim of this work is  to understand gender and sex-based social experiences and embodied marginalization in order to reduce negative health outcomes among those most vulnerable to social stress effects. Research in this area includes mixed-methods studies of transgender experience and health integrating biomarkers of stress and health with in-person interviews and ethnographic methods. The lab also contributes to methodological developments to facilitate the integration of biomarker measures in work among vulnerable populations. Emerging research includes primate conservation and ethnoprimatologicalprojects.



There are many opportunities to get involved in this research, for both undergraduate and graduate students. Contact Dr. L. Dubois if you are interested in joining our group.


Current Projects:

•Resilience in Sociopolitical Context: Multi-sited trans health study involving interviews and biomarker collection with trans and gender diverse people in OR, MI, NE, TN, and Montreal, Canada.
•The Transition Experience Study: Currently conducting qualitative analyses of interviews conducted with 65 trans men during their transition.
•Oral History/Podcast Development
Contact: Dr. L. Zachary DuBois:
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