The Stress, Trauma, and Recovery Research Collaborative (STARRC) is one of three research programs housed within the University of Kentucky Clinic for Emotional Health (CEH). Our work aims to increase our understanding of how people cope with and recover from a range of highly stressful or traumatic events experienced across the lifespan. We study negative emotions associated with trauma exposure (e.g., fear, anxiety, disgust, anger, shame, guilt), as well as a variety of problems commonly experienced by people with a history of traumatic events including:

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Risk Behavior
  • Chronic Pain
  • Suicidal Behavior
  • Difficulties Managing Emotions

The aim of STARRC is to apply the knowledge gained from research in order to improve existing treatment and prevention programs and to develop new empirically-informed approaches designed to help improve outcomes for people exposed to trauma.

Latest Announcements

Jessica Flores accepted into the APA Advanced Training Institute on Research Methods with Diverse Racial & Ethnic Groups
April 20, 2020

Alex Brake to Complete Postdoctoral Fellowship at PTSD Clinic within the Providence VA
March 18, 2020

Jesse McCann and Christopher Penn to Join the STARRC Team
March 18, 2020

Jessica Flores and Jordyn Tipsword Awarded Research Funding from the UK Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women
March 18, 2020

Alyssa Jones Matches for Clinical Psychology Internship at the Charleston Consortium
March 18, 2020