Congratulations to Laura, for passing her dissertation preliminary orals!

by Erin

Laura Finch, one of our talented DiSH graduate students – just passed her dissertation preliminary orals! We’re excited to announce that she is now officially a Doctoral Candidate in the department of Health Psychology, and will be able to move forward with completing her dissertation! We can’t wait to see what you’ll accomplish, Laura!

Jenna’s Visit to Capitol Hill

by Erin

DiSH Grad Student Jenna Cummings just got back from a trip to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., where she got to speak with congressional representatives and staff about the importance of funding for social & behavioral research! She went on the trip with the American Psychological Association’s Science Student Council, and we’re ecstatic that she […]

Congratulations to Peter, for accepting an offer to UCLA’s Health Psychology Program!

by Erin

For the past few months, DiSH Lab RA Peter Nooteboom has been applying to various Ph.D. programs in health and clinical psychology. We could not be more pleased to report that he has accepted an offer to UCLA’s Health Psychology program to work with Dr. Ted Robles! Here’s what Peter had to say: “Through my […]

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Himmelstein, for successfully defending her dissertation!

by Erin

This past Friday, Mary Himmelstein, DiSH graduate student and collaborator at Rutgers University, officially became Dr. Mary Himmelstein after successfully defending her dissertation! This is a huge milestone in her career, and all of us here at the DiSH Lab are extremely proud of her. Here’s what Mary had to say: “It’s been a long […]

Stressed about exams or deadlines? Exercise may help more than you think!

by Erin

  When we get stressed out, it can be easy to let exercise & physical activity fall by the wayside. Even though we know that exercise is great for us, and has more benefits than we could ever list – it takes a lot of effort, and we may not feel so inclined to get […]

Jolene’s Experience at the American Psychosomatic Society’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting!

by Erin

This past weekend, Dr. T. & DiSH Lab Manager Jolene headed off to Denver, CO to attend the American Psychosomatic Society’s 74th Annual Scientific Meeting. The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) aims to “to advance and integrate the scientific study of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in health and disease”, which makes it a perfect fit […]

Big Congratulations to Britt, for passing her dissertation preliminary orals!

by Erin

One of our brilliant graduate students, Britt Ahlstrom, just passed her dissertation preliminary orals with flying colors! She is now officially a Doctoral Candidate in the Health Psychology department and will embark on her dissertation. Britt’s committee will consist of Dr. T., of course, Dr. Ted Robles, Dr. Martie Haselton, and Dr. Traci Mann. We […]

“Mirrorless Monday” at CSUN for Eating Disorders Awareness Week!

by Erin

This past Monday, California State University at Northridge (CSUN) held a “Mirrorless Monday” for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The Northridge Joint Advocates on Disordered Eating (JADE) organized the event, to kick off a week of programming for Eating Disorder Awareness at CSUN.  To help their fellow CSUN students go mirrorless for the day, JADE members […]

Congratulations, Emilie!

by Erin

One of our amazing former RAs, Emilie Komnaes, just got accepted to the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Master’s program in Organizational and Social Psychology! “From being a psychology major at UCLA I have learned a lot about the variety factors that go into making human beings who they are, and I found that […]

Stop Using BMI to Determine Health – DiSH research featured in NPR & LA Times!

by Erin

Check out the NPR Interview & LA Times articles! Last week, Dr. T, DiSH Collaborator Jeff Hunger, DiSH Lab Manager Jolene Nguyen-Cuu, and UCLA statistician Christine Wells published a really important paper in the International Journal of Obesity; as it turns out, one of the most common measures of population health, Body Mass Index (BMI), […]