COVID-19 Update:

On March 16, Wayne State University temporarily suspended all studies with people in the interest of safety. Although this means our in-person sessions are on hold, our study team has been conducting phone interviews with Critical Periods participants, SchooBE participants and Detroit Trauma Project participants! Once it is safe to have in-person visits again, we'll contact you to schedule follow-up sessions. We appreciate your continued participation! In the meantime, feel free to reach out to us via text or phone if you have any updates, questions, or concerns by clicking below.



Research Group

Intern Application

The Detroit Trauma Project is a group of investigators studying urban trauma based at the Wayne School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. The project focuses on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the clinical and physiological implications of trauma exposure.

Please see below to find about more about research opportunities you may be eligible for. We are currently recruiting for our Critical Periods Study and our Detroit Trauma Project Study.


Our Studies


Schoobe study

Detroit trauma project


Dr. Tanja Jovanovic


elected to the


"Wayne State University Academy of Scholars"

Membership in the Academy is the highest honor that may be bestowed upon a colleague by the WSU faculty!


get to know our research.

in the media

"Sweating Provides Clues Into Who Develops PTSD--and Who Doesn't"