Congratulations, Kristin!

by Erin

One of our stellar DiSH Lab Research Assistants, Kristin Horrillo, just accepted an offer of admission to the Mills College School of Education! Check out what Kristin has to say here: “I’ll be taking part in a two-year Masters’ in Education with an emphasis in Child Life in Hospitals program at Mills that focuses on […]

It’s official – Dr. T has earned tenure at UCLA!!

by Erin

We are SO excited to announce that Dr. Tomiyama, DiSH Lab Director, has officially earned tenure and will be promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor this July! This is one of the biggest milestones of a career in academia, and it comes as a result of Dr. T’s incredibly hard work, innovative line of […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2017!

by Erin

This past weekend, the DiSH lab attended the 18th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in San Antonio, TX. We also attended the Social, Personality and Health (SPH) Preconference, and we were one of the best-represented labs in attendance – our undergraduate research assistants, graduate students, lab manager, post-doc, and DiSH alums […]

Big Congratulations to Jeff Hunger, who just successfully defended his dissertation!

by Erin

We are incredibly proud to congratulate Jeff Hunger on successfully defending his dissertation! Jeff did his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara under the mentorship of Dr. Brenda Major, and he will be joining us starting this winter as a DiSH Lab Postdoctoral Scholar! This is a huge milestone in Jeff’s career, […]

RA Guest Blog: Review of “The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with Nina Teicholz

by Erin

Last week, DiSH RA Emma Schopp attended a talk called “The Science and Politics of How Nutrition Got It Wrong on Fat and Cholesterol” with investigative journalist Nina Teicholz and host Dr. Aaron Blaisdell of the UCLA Psychology Department. Here’s what Emma had to say about the talk: ________ Last Wednesday, investigative journalist Nina Teicholz visited UCLA […]

Congratulations to Dr. Britt Ahlstrom, who just successfully defended her dissertation!

by Erin

This afternoon, Britt Ahlstrom, incredible DiSH graduate student, officially became Dr. Britt Ahlstrom! She successfully defended her dissertation to her committee members (Dr. T, Dr. Ted Robles, Dr. Martie Haselton, and Dr. Traci Mann), and has earned her Ph.D!   This is a huge milestone in Dr. Ahlstrom’s career, and we are all incredibly proud […]

Congratulations, Isaac!

by Erin

Isaac Mirzadegan, one of our recently-graduated DiSH RAs, just landed an awesome research job at the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley! Isaac has been a stellar research assistant in the DiSH Lab for over two years, and we are so proud of his accomplishments. Here’s what Isaac has to say about his […]

Dr. T won APA’s Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award!

by Erin

This past weekend, Dr. T traveled to Denver, CO to accept the Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology by an Early Career Professional Award from the American Psychological Association! The award recognizes an individual whose contributions to the fields of science and psychology have been innovative, courageous, and distinctive, and whose contributions have supported efforts to […]

Congratulations, Patricia!

by Erin

One of our most dedicated research assistants, Patricia Natalie, just accepted an offer of admission to the Social Design Master’s program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, Maryland! We couldn’t be prouder of Patricia for following her two passions – design and studying body dissatisfaction. Check out what Patricia has to say […]

Congratulations, Sophia!

by Erin

Congratulations to one of our incredible past study coordinators, Sophia Krakowiak, for getting accepted into Loyola Marymount University’s School Psychology Program! Here’s what she had to say about her time in the DiSH Lab: “Joining the DiSH lab was one of the best decisions I made in my academic career at UCLA. Dr. Tomiyama and […]