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The Stress and Health Lab examines that ways that stress can “get under the skin” and impact our health and well-being. Among potential mechanisms, the Stress and Health Lab studies the interactive effects of our thoughts and emotions to explain how stress leads to poor health. These relationships are examined in a variety of ways including laboratory studies, survey studies in-person and online, and assessments in people’s natural environments using ambulatory assessment methodologies. In terms of health, the Stress and Health lab researches factors that both promote positive health (such as, more positive mood) and reduces negative health outcomes (such as, depressed or dysphoric mood, poor sleep quality). In addition to measuring the relationships between stress and health, the Stress and Health lab is interested in interventions aimed at improving health and well-being.