Back in December, Daniel Callahan published his piece “Obesity: Chasing an Elusive Epidemic” where he made the controversial suggestion that stigmatization of the overweight/obesity will ease the “obesity epidemic”. As you may know, the DiSH Lab strongly promotes weight acceptance, and much of our current research investigates the detrimental physical and psychological effects of exposure [...]
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The Association for Psychological Science Observer just published its 2013 Rising Stars, and guess who’s on it! Dr. T discusses her research interests, her biggest influences, and even talks about her favorite publication. Check it out here.
As the DiSH Lab finishes up it’s second full quarter here at UCLA, we have some exciting announcements: First, major props to all Dr. T’s Health Psychology students who did guest blog posts. We’ve gotten so many entries that we’ll keep posting more in the coming months. Second, WELCOME to the new DiSH Lab RAs: Allison, [...]
In the recent article “Psychology lab ponders why diets don’t work“, UCLA Today covers the DiSH Lab’s main research topics, what we are interested in studying, and where our research is headed right now.
If you’ve taken a look at our research page, you know that the DiSH Lab has a particular interest in cellular aging, as measured by telomeres, the protective coating on the end of our DNA. There is a wealth of animal research linking calorie restriction to longer telomeres (and lifespan), and this study from Spanish [...]
The UCLA Department of Psychology is shining a “spotlight” on the newest faculty-member in the health area – Dr. T! Check it out here!
Check it out here! Buzzfeed.com posted a review of Dr. T’s recent paper “Chronic psychological stress and racial disparities in Body Mass Index change between black and white girls aged 10-19.” The piece gives a great summary of this important research and the inside scoop on Dr. T’s thoughts about the findings and next steps.
As many of you already know, the DiSH Lab’s been on the move, relocating from Rutgers to UCLA this summer. Now, after weeks of renovations and remodeling, the DiSH Lab’s beautiful new space is complete and awaiting the exciting research and experiments it will be home to. We’ll be posting pictures soon once we spruce [...]
In this 8-minute mini-documentary about the interdisciplinary, collaborative efforts of Rutgers and the community to fight childhood obesity, Dr. T gets some anti-stigma ideas heard. Click the title above to watch the video.
Telomeres, the tiny caps on the end of your chromosomes that protect your DNA, might be affected by the stress hormone cortisol. This latest study from the DiSH Lab found that shorter telomere length (indicative of accelerated cellular aging) was related to several different measures of a revved up stress system. Head on over to [...]