A licensed clinical psychologist, Bradley Stolbach, PhD, researches developing trauma-informed programs and services, particularly for children and young adults who’ve been exposed to intentional violence. He applies his work to a variety of settings, including the Comer Children’s Hospital Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit and the Center for Community Health and Vitality.
His research activities also focuses on developmental trauma disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.
Assoc. Prof. Stolbach serves as co-director of Healing Hurt People–Chicago, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model implemented in emergency settings in Chicago. Healing Hurt People–Chicago is a partnership of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, the Trauma Department of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where the Healing Hurt People model was developed.
As a UChicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative faculty fellow, Assoc. Prof. Stolbach helped found Project FIRE, an artist development employment program that offers healing through glassblowing to youth injured by gun violence. He also co-founded La Rabida Children's Hospital's Chicago Child Trauma Center, which he directed until 2013.