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

Dr. Badour Receives Pilot Grant to Evaluate PTSD Treatment in Patients Receiving Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
April 22, 2021

Jesse McCann awarded a research assistantship from the UK Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women
April 22, 2021

Jessica Flores Selected for the Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholars Program
April 22, 2021

Alyssa Jones awarded MIRECC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Innovative Approaches to PTSD and Its Comorbidities
April 22, 2021

Summer Williams and Caitlyn Hood Awarded SUPRA Super Students Grant
April 22, 2021