Welcome to the Stress, Interpersonal Relationships and Health Laboratory (SIRH Lab)!

Our research program investigates the impact of chronic stress on health and well-being. 

The goals of our research program are to delineate the bio-psycho-social pathways linking chronic stress to poor heath and to develop novel interventions aimed at fostering better psychological and physiological adjustment to stress among vulnerable individuals.

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What we do!

We investigate the impact of chronic stress

Our research links neurophysiology with psychosocial functioning

We provide therapy

We develop novel interventions

Participate in our studies!

Apnea study

The goal of this work is to study cognitive-behavioral therapy and exercise training intervention among insomnia patients with comorbid sleep apnea syndrome.

Transition Study

We are currently conducting a study examining the impact of parenting stress for parents of a child with special needs throughout developmental transitions in adolescence.

Adolescent study

We are looking for adolescents between 12 and 18 years of age to participate in a study on the relationship between heart health and depression.

Marital Study

The role of heart rate variability in the impact of chronic parenting stress on marital quality and dyadic coping processes among parents of young children.


Graduate students

Dr. Gouin will be accepting one new research student and one new clinical students in the Fall 2019…

Read more here.

Undergraduate students

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2018-2019 academic year to assist with our ongoing research projects.

Read more here.