A message from the Foundations of Health Research Center

In the past years, our country’s starkest disparities have been brought to the forefront. Centuries of injustice have aligned to create recipes for disadvantage for underserved communities and communities of color. This cycle perpetuates disparities in health, wealth, life expectancy, and justice that persist today.
We see this moment as a powerful time to reflect and commit to doing more. At the Foundations of Health Research Center, we are a diverse team on the frontlines of resilience-based research. Research like ours has shown that external stressors embed themselves in body and mind, with detrimental outcomes. Through listening to stories of perseverance and resilience, we work to outline ways out of health disparities and wider cycles of inequality, particularly in communities that are low-income and communities of color.

Thank you to all of the families who give their time and share their stories with us as part of our research studies. We are committed to your stories and to supporting efforts to eliminate inequalities in our society.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with our research efforts.

Featured Publications

Our research findings have been published in a wide range of scientific and medical journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, JAMA – Pediatrics, JAMA – Psychiatry, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Nature Human Behaviour, Child Development, Psychological Science, and more. Review our latest publications here: