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The goal of our research group is to help reduce adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which include moderately to severely stressful experiences such as abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence and neighborhood violence, peer victimization, and parental mental illness. We are also interested in alleviating their impact in individuals who have already been exposed to ACEs. However, moving forward, we expect the bulk of the research to be focused on primordial and primary interventions aimed at reducing ACEs rather than alleviating their impact. We would especially like to investigate systemic and structural factors beyond the immediate family that lead to a broad range of ACEs, and local, state, and federal policies that might exacerbate or reduce ACEs or mitigate their impact. We also seek to bridge the gap between academic research on interventions related to ACEs and actual practices on the ground.