REACH (Resilience, Epidemiology and Community Health) Lab

Welcome to the REACH (Resilience, Epidemiology and Community Health) Lab based at the University of California, Irvine!

Broadly, our team explores : 1) how negative life events and community disasters impact individuals and communities across the lifespan, and 2) how community-based interventions might alleviate the harmful effects of such exposure.

We use a multimethodological approach to examining these issues, which includes longitudinal, epidemiological surveys; qualitative focus groups; community-based clinical trials; and field experiments. We integrate biological, psychological and cognitive metrics to understand how people respond and adapt to adversity.