Selection of Dr. William T. Riley as the Director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH
July 30, 2015
OBSSR 20th Anniversary Celebration
April 09, 2015
2015 Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health
April 10, 2015
2015 UCLA Summer Institute on Mobile Health (mHealth) Technology Research
February 23, 2015
Just out! Social Science and Medicine releases Special Issue:Educational Attainment and Adult Health: Contextualizing Causality. Supported by OBSSR
February 10, 2015
November 5, 2015
BSSR Lecture Series - Video Games and Neuroscience: A Vision of the Future of Medicine and Education
2:00pm - 3:00pm
December 4, 2015
BSSR Lecture Series - Good Behavior: Sharing, and Reusing Research Video
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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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.