Research Opportunities

Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences

The FSU Center for Child Stress and Health at the Immokalee Health Education Site has opportunities for medical students to participate in applied clinical research that addresses Toxic Stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Toxic stress is defined as strong, frequent and/or prolonged adversity without adequate adult support. This includes several different types of ACEs, such as physical or emotional abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence or economic hardship. Research projects can address a variety of related topics, such as the implementation of screening methods for toxic stress and identifying biomarkers that can be used to measure toxic stress in children.

*Note: Student housing is available at the Immokalee Health Education Site.

Faculty: Elena Reyes, PhD & Javier Rosado, PhD