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Bradley Stolbach, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

A licensed clinical psychologist, Bradley Stolbach, PhD, focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services. He applies his work to a variety of settings, including the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit and the Center for Community Health and Vitality.

Dr. Stolbach serves as clinical director of Healing Hurt People - Chicago, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model implemented in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago. Healing Hurt People - Chicago is a partnership of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital the Trauma Department. 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.

As a UChicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative faculty fellow, Dr. Stolbach helped found Project FIRE, an artist development employment program that offers healing through glassblowing to youth injured by gun violence. He also co-founded La Rabida Children's Hospital's Chicago Child Trauma Center, which he directed until 2013.
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.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Graduate School

University of Colorado

Internship and Fellowship

La Rabida Children's Hospital

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-4394

Office Fax

(773) 702-0208

Office Postal Address

Bradley Stolbach, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 0900
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Child and adolescent psychology
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Developmental trauma

Learn More About Dr. Stolbach

Dr. Stolbach was a guest on WBEZ, where he discussed his work with Healing Hurt People – Chicago.

Dr. Stolbach was interviewed extensively by the Chicago Reader for a story about youth violence and Project FIRE.

Dr. Stolbach explains how many children living in Chicago's most violent neighborhoods are in "survival mode."

Listen to Dr. Stolbach discuss "The Many Facets of Mental Health" on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Stolbach's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.