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    RISE Initiative

    Resilience in Social Environments

Advancing Resilience through Understanding

About RISE



In light of the increasing and diverse stressors that people face, this pan-ASU initiative seeks to create an interdisciplinary research collaborative that promotes understanding of how to survive and thrive in our social environments. Broadly defined, resilience describes the ability of people, places, and populations to withstand stress and resulting challenges, so they can thrive despite these conditions. The study of resilience provides a positive framework to study individuals and communities, and with it new strategies for individuals, organizations, and institutions to promote the well-being of communities in the face of stressful and challenging conditions.  
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Our mission is to create strong research collaborations within and beyond ASU and be a catalyst for change by including the broader community in our mission to advance scientific knowledge that fosters resilience at micro- and macro-levels of society.


If you are interested in joining the RISE initiative, please contact Kristin Mickelson (click on email): Kristin.Mickelson@asu.edu


Latest news

Bully Blocker Team


Over fifteen faculty from across all ASU campuses who share a common passion for understanding resilience from a basic and applied perspective.



We offer a number of informal and formal events for students and faculty to network, collaborate, and share their research findings.


Rise Recognitin


Our faculty and students are “rising stars” and have been recognized with awards from ASU, nationally, and internationally.


Featured Projects

Featured projects

Our research projects are reflect the wide reach of resilience research and emerging areas of scholarship.


Students at West Campus


Our graduate students from both Master’s and PhD programs throughout ASU represent the cutting-edge of resilience research.




Our members publish research in high-impact and top journals in their fields.


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