Jacek Kolacz is an assistant research scientist, a member of the Kinsey Institute Traumatic Stress Research Consortium and the Socioneural Physiology Laboratory at IU Bloomington. He studies how life experiences shape biological systems, psychological well-being and physical health over time.
His work examines biobehavioral factors that promote risk and resilience for trauma, their effects on psychological well-being and physical health, and their influence on relationships, social interactions and sexual health throughout the lifespan.
Kolacz’s research uses physiological assessment, questionnaires and medical records in pediatric and adult populations. He contributes to the development and application of non-invasive physiological measures including vocal acoustic features and novel survey methods. He works in a variety of contexts spanning lab studies, online data collection, assessments in clinical care settings and clinical trials. His methodological efforts involve the development of novel online data collection tools for remote psychophysiological assessment.
Areas of Expertise
Effects of trauma, risk and resilience, neural regulation of vocal acoustic features, sensory and body awareness, quantitative methods for longitudinal data, psychometrics.