Congratulations, Emma!

by Alyssa

Emma Schopp, a former DiSH RA and study coordinator, has accepted an offer to join the NIH Postbac IRTA program! This is a very prestigious program that provides postbacs an opportunity to conduct full-time research at the NIH and prepare for graduate school. Here’s what she had to say: “After spending the past year in […]

Congratulations, Dorothy!

by Alyssa

Congratulations to Dorothy Nguyen, former DiSH RA and study coordinator! She will be attending the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics within the University of Washington School of Public Health. Here’s what she had to say: “I will be pursuing a Master of Public Health and completing the internship required to be a Registered Dietitian. I […]

Daniel’s symposium at APS 2019!

by Alyssa

DiSH grad student Daniel chaired a symposium, titled “The Psychology of Vegetarianism: Considering the Roles of Identity, Gender, and Morality,” at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) convention in Washington, D.C. at the end of May. Daniel presented alongside Ben De Groeve (PhD student at Ghent University), Liselot Hudders (Assistant Professor at Ghent University), Charlotte […]

Dr. T is featured in a new NPR Life Kit episode!

by Alyssa

Check out this NPR Life Kit episode, titled “Rethinking Weight Loss: Boost Your Body Acceptance For Better Health,” that features Dr. T! In it, she discusses her work about the harmful effects of weight stigma.

Psychosomatic 2019

by Alyssa

We attended the American Psychosomatic Society’s 77th Annual Meeting in Vancouver at the beginning of March. Vancouver was so lovely to visit, and it was a great location for a conference. Dr. T was on the planning committee and helped organize this year’s meeting. She was part of a symposium titled, “Open Science and Psychosomatic […]

Congratulations, Charles!

by Alyssa

One of our amazing undergraduate RAs, Charles Vatanatham, will be attending medical school this fall! He had several offers, and he has chosen to study at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. We’re incredibly proud of him and will be so sad to see him leave, but we know he’ll go on to do […]

Dr. T at UC Riverside!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, Dr. T visited UC Riverside to give a talk called: “Obesity and Weight Stigma: Social-Health Consequences.” She was also reunited with Bernice Cheung, a former DiSH RA. Bernice is currently deciding between multiple grad school offers in social psych – congrats, Bernice!!

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2019! Plus, congrats to Drs. Himmelstein & Hunger!

by Alyssa

A few weeks ago, we attended the annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in Portland. As always, there were quite of a few of us representing the DiSH Lab this year. Here are some highlights from the event! Second-year grad student Lauren giving a talk, titled “Subjective Social Status mediates the Relationship […]

Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann’s research covered in this hilarious (NSFW) sketch on Samantha Bee!

by Alyssa

A recent episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee discussed how weight stigma can affect individuals’ healthcare. It also makes a nod to Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann’s research findings that dieting doesn’t work and can lead individuals to gain more weight. Check out the full segment here!

Daniel’s new paper in Food Quality and Preference!

by Alyssa

DiSH grad student Daniel recently published a paper titled: “Psychometric properties of the Dietarian Identity Questionnaire among vegetarians.” Whereas an abundance of qualitative research has highlighted that vegetarianism is a form of identity, quantitative research investigating specific constructs that capture the concept of vegetarian identity is profoundly lacking. In this paper, Daniel evaluates the psychometric […]