2015 UCLA Summer Institute on Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Research
Application Opens: February 23, 2014
Just out! Social Science and Medicine releases Special Issue:Educational Attainment and Adult Health: Contextualizing Causality. Supported by OBSSR
February 10, 2015
Director’s 20th Anniversary Message (NEW)
January 20, 2015
NIH Big Data to Knowledge Program announces two funding opportunities
December 16, 2014
OBSSR’s Scientist Wendy Nilsen keynotes mHealth Summit
December 10, 2014
December 8-9: OBSSR sponsors 7th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation
December 8, 2014
March 13, 2015
2 pm - 3 pm EST.
BSSR Lecture Series: Epigenetics in learning and memory
April 1, 2015
3 pm - 4 pm EST.
NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS)
April 10, 2015
2 pm - 3 pm EST.
BSSR Lecture Series:Statistical methods for protecting data confidentiality
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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.
“Behavioral Science is just at the beginning of providing answers to understanding good health and longevity.”
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.
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.
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.