In the Health Psychology Laboratory, we investigate how psychosocial states ‘get under the skin’. The psychosocial states we are interested in include acute and chronic stress, but also traumatization, depressive mood, anxiety, and beliefs. These states are known to be associated with various – often detrimental – health outcomes. In our laboratory, we are trying to understand what the pathways are that actually link these states to health outcomes. Specifically, we are looking at the endocrine, cardiovascular, and immune system from peripheral measures down to intracellular pathways in healthy children and adults, as well as in various patient groups, such as patients suffering from PTSD or children suffering from childhood asthma.