Dr. Bradley Stolbach, Ph.D.
The University of Chicago Department of Pediatrics and Healing Hurt People - Chicago
Licensed clinical psychologist Brad Stolbach, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Chicago Medicine and Clinical Director of Healing Hurt People - Chicago (HHP-C), a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention program implemented in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago through a partnership of the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, the Trauma Dept. of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where the Healing Hurt People model was developed. HHP-C serves young people (0-18) injured by gun violence and other community violence on Chicago's South and Near West sides, providing trauma-informed intensive case management, psychoeducation, and psychological care in order to reduce risk for re-injury, justice system involvement, and mortality. His work at University of Chicago Medicine also focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services in a variety of settings, including the Adoption Center, the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit, and the Center for Community Health and Vitality, as well as developing and co-directing a Trauma-Informed Psychiatry Clinic for youth on probation. Prior to moving to the University of Chicago full-time in 2013, Dr. Stolbach spent 18 years at La Rabida Children's Hospital, where he co-founded and directed the Chicago Child Trauma Center. Dr. Stolbach’s research activities focus on Developmental Trauma Disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.