The STAR lab and Dr. Short are now located at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. An updated website will be coming soon. Dr. Short will be accepting 1-2 clinical psychology doctoral students at UNLV for the 2023-2024 academic year.
Welcome to the Short Trauma and Anxiety Research (STAR) Lab in the Institute for Trauma Recovery (ITR)! Our work focuses on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of trauma and anxiety-related disorders, focusing on cognitive-behavioral risk factors and the translation of these factors into effective technology-based interventions. Led by clinical psychologist Dr. Nicole Short, we collaborate with the ITR to refine a biopsychosocial model of how individuals recover after traumatic stress, particularly sexual assault, and develop effective interventions to promote recovery after trauma.