About Us

Stress-related diseases have the highest global disease burden today. Founded by Dr. Rajita Sinha in 2007, the Yale Stress Center began as the organizational and administrative "home" for interdisciplinary basic and clinical scientists studying stress, emotions and health and those treating stress-related diseases. The Center is the research hub for a number of interdisciplinary initiatives that further the understanding of the deleterious effects of stress on the brain, body and behavior. The Center’s research clinic focuses on identifying and validating biomarkers of stress that relate to chronic disease risk and relapse and also the development and testing of novel interventions to prevent and treat stress-related diseases.

Research participation in a number of different scientific projects is available. We utilize, biological, brain imaging, laboratory, behavioral, social and clinical outcome approaches. Research studies may involve:

  • Individuals with stress-related substance addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, and behavioral addictions.
  • Individuals wishing to decrease the damaging effects of stress in their lives to optimize their health and function.

Contact Us

  • E-mail: stress@yale.edu
  • Phone: 1-888-Y-STRESS (research participation enquiries) or 203-737-3398 (all other enquiries)
  • Address: Yale Stress Center, 2 Church St. South, New Haven, CT 06519