Ava Cazares to Attend USC for Graduate School

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Ava Cazares, our DiSH Lab Manager, recently committed to the Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Program at USC! At USC, she plans to specialize in Latinx youth mental health and obtain certification in Spanish-English bilingual therapy as part of her MFT licensure. Set to graduate from UCLA in the Spring, she is grateful […]

Congratulations to DiSH grad students Kristen Lee and Jordan Levinson for their Honorable Mentions for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

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Kristen’s reviews said, “The intellectual merit and broader impacts of the applicant are tremendous. The applicant has all the tools needed to make an important scientific impact, and the likelihood that they will do so is incredibly high. There is also a clear commitment to creating a positive imprint on the world through their research […]

Congratulations to Jordan Parker, DiSH grad student, for her Honorable Mention for the Ford Foundation Fellowship!

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Among many positive comments, reviewers said, “Compelling and beautifully written personal statement. Stellar statement of previous research demonstrating exceptional promise as an academic.” We’re proud of you, JP!

Daniel Featured in PsyPost Article!

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Graduate student Daniel Rosenfeld was featured in an article posted by PsyPost titled “COVID-19 pandemic may have increased preferences for traditional gender roles.” The article suggests that the pandemic is linked to a shift toward social conservatism and increases in support for traditional gender roles. As Daniel’s research explains, the tensions of the pandemic have […]

Dr. T Featured on the Rebel Eaters Podcast!

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In this episode of the Rebel Easters Podcast, Dr. T breaks down the science behind why diets don’t work, the negative psychological effects of weight stigma, and the relationship between weight and health. Check out the podcast here.

Dr. T invited to the UCLA Centennial Campaign Celebration!

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Dr. T was invited to be part of the UCLA Centennial Campaign Celebration to talk about health psychology and the work that the DiSH Lab does with the Bedari Kindness Institute. Check out her talk here!

Daniel Rosenfeld and Ben Seitz Discuss Life After COVID in New Daily Bruin Article!

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DiSH Lab graduate students Daniel Rosenfeld and Benjamin Seitz were featured in a new Daily Bruin article, giving insight on current health impacts of the virus and predicting long-term impacts that we might experience in the ‘post-pandemic society’. Some of these predictions include: disgust and fear toward touching people and objects, decreases in birth rates […]

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week!

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Throughout September 28 – October 2, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) advocates for a better understanding of eating disorders, weight discrimination, and why “weight stigma should matter to everyone”. NEDA’s End Weight Hate campaign also calls for an end to discrimination based on body size and encourages a community-wide effort to eliminate the stigma. […]

Love Your Bod Pod Interviews Dr. T!

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On this episode of Love Your Bod Pod, Dr. T and podcast host Cara Carin Cifelli discuss why keeping off weight and dieting are so challenging in the midst of the “obesity epidemic”. Dr. T also touches on the science behind keeping off weight, weight stigma, stress eating, and alternatives to dieting. Find the podcast […]

Kiran Cherian got accepted to Columbia University!

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Kiran shares, “I’m excited to begin my Master of Education degree program in Mental Health Counseling at Teachers College, Columbia University this fall! I chose this program because it includes both practitioner preparation and research opportunities. I’ve gained great research experience during my time in the DiSH Lab, and I will surely be able to […]