The Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research is always excited to collaborate with other groups to advance the conceptualization and assessment of life stress and related biomarkers. Lab director Dr. George Slavich has served as a scientific expert on stress and health for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Aging (NIA), and National Institutes of Health Office of the Director, and he is presently Director of the California Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Network, Co-chair of the APS National Task Force on Stress Measurement in Primary Care, and Senior Program Director for the UCLA/UCSF ACEsAware Family Resilience Network. As a lab, we are engaged in collaborative projects with leading investigators at many leading institutions, including Stanford University, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, New York University, UCSF, Northwestern University, Tufts University, Washington University, The Ohio State University, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon, University of Chicago, Emory University, University of Cincinnati, The Pennsylvania State University, SUNY Stony Brook, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Iowa, to name a few.

We help people conceptualize and assess stress and stress-related biomarkers by providing services at several levels of support, including: short-term consultations (e.g., several days, weeks), long-term support on already-established projects, and complete partnerships on new proposals. Have a question about any of these services? Contact us!

  • Short-Term Consultations: Typically a few hours or days, which could include conducting a life stress assessment workshop, performing a limited number of life stress ratings for a study, or meeting to discuss issues related to life stress or biomarker assessment, study design, data collection, and/or data analysis and interpretation. Complimentary or per-hour fee, depending on collaborative agreement and extent of services requested.
  • Long-Term Support on Already-Established Projects: Involvement in an already-established project for its duration, which could include discussing and helping to finalize the study aims or design, conceptualize the assessment of life stress or stress-related biomarkers, performing life stress ratings for a study using state-of-the-art interview or computer-based methods, or helping prepare collaborative manuscripts for publication. Generally on a percent effort basis, as a collaborator and key personnel, and occasionally on a consultation fee basis.
  • Partnership on New Proposals: Working with investigators to prepare new funding proposals for submission, which involves reviewing the application materials, assisting with the study design, and helping develop the life stress and/or stress biomarker sections of the proposal text and budget. If funded, activities typically include providing ongoing oversight and management of the life stress exposure or biomarker assessment protocol, assisting with data analysis and interpretation, and helping to prepare project-related manuscripts for publication. Generally on a percent effort basis, as a collaborator and key personnel.

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