Welcome to the Biobehavioral Mechanisms Explaining Disparities (BMED) lab, directed by Dr. Christopher Fagundes. Our offices are located in the Community Research Center in the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) Building in the Texas Medical Center, overlooking Rice University. This site provides some information on who we are, our current research, our publication history, as well as ways you can contact us.
The BMED Lab integrates theories and methods from psychology, neuroimmunology, and autonomic psychophysiology to understand how the mind and body interact to affect those confronted with stressful life events. Rice University was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Colleges for Psychology in America. We are proud to be part of such a prestigious institution!
The mission of the BMED Lab is to inspire hope and to promote well-being by pursuing research, training, and education aimed at addressing disparities in health outcomes.