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The Science of Stress

Dr. Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D. – Health Psychologist

Dr. Elissa S. Epel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. The psychologist was instrumental in showing that telomere length might be a cellular marker for psychosocial stress and is currently working on developing obesity interventions. Epel is also a faculty member in the Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program.

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Dr. Epel is a faculty member in the Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program.

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One of her current research projects, is the SAGE Study, examines the stress, aging and emotion levels in parents. The study found that parents who felt the most stress had cells that looked older, on average about 10 years older.

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Dr. Epel is currently applying her skills as a health psychologist toward developing obesity interventions. One of her current project is the MAMAS study, Material Adiposity Metabolism and Stress, an 8-week long course to teach pregnant women how to reduce their stress and eat in a more healthy way.

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