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

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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 […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

Isaac Mirzadegan, a former DiSH RA, has accepted an offer to attend Florida State University for graduate school! Isaac was a dedicated RA in our lab for over 2 years, and he was promoted to a study coordinator position in his last year. After taking some time off to work as a lab manager at […]

“What thin people don’t understand about dieting” by Dr. T & Dr. Traci Mann

It’s officially February – how are those New Year’s Resolutions coming? You might be interested in reading this piece by Dr. T and Dr. Traci Mann on what thin people don’t get about dieting – it’s been picked up by major news outlets like CNN, CBS, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune!

Weight does not equal health: Postdoc Jeff Hunger quoted in a SELF article

Jeff Hunger, who is a postdoctoral scholar here at the DiSH Lab, recently spoke to SELF magazine about negative stereotypes about weight. The article focuses on an Instagram post by model Ashley Graham that received many weight stigmatizing comments. Specifically, some users were attributing health conditions (e.g., heart disease) to an individual’s weight. Addressing such […]