UCLA Undergraduate Research Week 2018!

by Alyssa

UCLA’s annual Undergraduate Research Week began on Monday, May 21, and will continue until Friday, May 25. We had several of our amazing undergraduate research assistants present their own posters at Research Poster Day yesterday. We are so proud of them for all their hard work and for engaging in scientific dissemination. Trung and Carney, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Jenna Cummings, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

This past Friday, Jenna (who is the last of our trio of grad students who will be leaving us this year) officially became Dr. Jenna Cummings! She successfully defended her dissertation, titled “Leveraging Rewards to Reduce Health-Compromising Behavior”, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “I’m not going to lie…I felt some butterflies […]

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Finch, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

Last Thursday, our wonderful grad student Laura officially became Dr. Laura Finch! She successfully defended her dissertation on comfort eating, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “It was exciting to finally share the results of my dissertation with my committee members! They each gave insightful feedback that I can incorporate before submitting […]

Congratulations to Dr. Angela Incollingo Rodriguez, who successfully defended her dissertation!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, our wonderful grad student Angela (who was also the first DiSH Lab manager) officially became Dr. Angela Incollingo Rodriguez! She successfully defended her dissertation on weight stigma and health in pregnancy, earning her Ph.D. Here’s what she had to say: “It was definitely a proud moment for me presenting the results […]

Jeff’s new study on weight labeling and disordered eating was featured on Reuters!

by Alyssa

Our postdoc, Jeff Hunger, recently published a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. It was the subject of a Reuters article published today, titled “Being called ‘fat’ in early teens tied to later eating disorders for girls.” In the article, Jeff discusses the implications of their findings and offers suggestions to counteract weight stigma […]

UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC) 2018

by Alyssa

UCLA’s annual PURC conference was held this past Friday, May 4, and as always we had several of our RAs representing the DiSH Lab! They did an amazing job and we’re so proud of them for all the hard work they put into their projects and posters this year. Sophie, Charles, and Will, who work […]

DiSH Lab at Cerritos College Psychology Day!

by Alyssa

One of our awesome RAs, Nancy Gomez, presented a poster on an independent project she’s been working hard on for the past year with Dr. T. Nancy previously attended Cerritos College before transferring to UCLA, and she also participated in our first-ever NSF Summer Intensive program in 2016! Here’s what she had to say: “The […]

Congratulations, Sara!

by Alyssa

One of our amazing RAs, Sara Frazier, has just been selected for Teach for America! Teach for America (TFA) is a program that recruits recent college graduates and young professionals to teach K-12 classrooms in low-income communities across America. Teach for America’s main mission is to achieve educational equity and excellence for all students. TFA […]

DiSH Lab at Psychosomatic 2018!

by Alyssa

Last weekend, the DiSH Lab traveled to Louisville, KY to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 76th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease,” which makes it a perfect fit with DiSH research. One of our […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2018!

by Alyssa

A couple weeks ago, the DiSH lab attended the Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in Atlanta, GA. One of our wonderful research assistants, Nancy Gomez, presented a poster on her independent project that she’s been working hard on with Dr. T. Here’s what Nancy had to say: “Attending the SPSP conference […]