Archive for May, 2021

DiSH Lab RA David Figueroa wins the Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research!

David has been in the DiSH lab since his sophomore year and recently presented his research at the Undergraduate Research Week at UCLA. He worked on a project with grad student Lauren Hofschneider, which investigated how selfish tendencies are magnified by differences in status and limited resources. Their research aimed to understand why some people […]

Dr. Tomiyama shares her expertise in recent New York Times article!

The New York Times article “Is B.M.I. a scam?” focuses on the flaws associated with the B.M.I. scale as a health index. Dr. Tomiyama argues that blood glucose, triglyceride and blood pressure results are better indices of one’s health as well as how we feel. Click here to read more in the article!

Former Research Assistant Grace Li Commits to University of Texas, Austin!

Grace was a research assistant for the DiSH lab where she participated in two studies, Soupbowl and LOOSE. She recently committed to the Special Education Master’s program at UT Austin, which will prepare her to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism in the future. Thank you for your work in the DiSH Lab […]

DiSH lab alumna Emma Schopp to Attend Johns Hopkins for Grad School!

DiSH lab alumna Emma recently matched with the Johns Hopkins University/National Institutes of Health Genetic Counseling Training Program! Emma was part of the DiSH Lab from 2016-2018. As a study coordinator, she helped lead several projects and gained valuable research and leadership skills that she has continued to use in her career. Since leaving the DiSH […]

Tamara Torosyan to Attend CSULA for Graduate School!

In the DiSH Lab, Tamara worked as a research assistant for the LOOSE Study in which she obtained anthropometric measurements of participants through hair cortisol samples. She recently committed to the Masters of Science in School-Based Family Counseling Program at CSULA, which combines Marriage and Family Therapy, Pupil Personnel Services credential and an Advanced Authorization […]