Entries by Nadia Dellawar

DiSH Grad Student Daniel featured in Daily Bruin!

Previous research has suggested that stigma from other people is what meat eaters may fear when switching to a plant-based diet. In a new Daily Bruin article, Daniel discusses a contrasting finding. He states: “Concerns that a vegetarian diet may not taste good or may not be as healthy were the main barriers to giving […]

Spotlight Series: Eli Puterman

We are bringing back our Collaborator Spotlight series! Our first spotlight is Dr. Eli Puterman. Dr. T met Dr. Puterman on the first day of her postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Epel, their mutual postdoc advisor. The scientific and friendship connection was instant, and was followed by multiple papers together and Dr. Puterman later taking on […]

Congratulations, Jane!

DiSH Lab RA, Jane Tan, has been awarded the 2019-2020 UC Global Food Initiative Fellowship. Here is what Jane had to say about it, “My project is inspired by the cluster course I took during my freshman year. Previously, I am mainly interested in nutrition and eating behavior. The course introduced me to the environmental […]

Congratulations, Kiran and Jasmine!

DiSH Lab RAs Kiran Cherian and Jasmine Williams have been awarded the 2019-2020 UC Global Food Initiative Fellowship. Here’s what Jasmine had to say about it, “The Global Food Initiative Fellowship is a space for UC students to collaborate ideas to further work on individual projects, and complete research in order to reach a larger […]

Welcome Kristen to the DiSH Lab!

We are having a new graduate student, Kristen Lee, join us here at the DiSH Lab this year! After graduating from UC Berkeley, she spent a few years working in the nonprofit and education industry before making her way to the DiSH Lab! Broadly, Kristen is interested in the biopsychosocial influences on eating behavior as […]

Congratulations to DiSH Lab Manager Alyssa Choi for being awarded a NSF Graduate Fellowship!

Alyssa Choi, who has been the exceptional manager of the DiSH Lab for the past 2 years, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship! This fellowship is extremely competitive and prestigious, awarded to outstanding graduate students across the country who are pursuing research-based degrees in various disciplines. Alyssa officially accepted an […]

Congratulations, Megan!

Megan Tan, a former DiSH RA, will be attending a Doctorate program for Physical Therapy this Fall! She had several offers, and has chosen to attend George Washington University to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Here’s what she had to say: “I’m excited to announce that I will be attending George Washington University this […]

Congratulations, Daniel!

DiSH grad student Daniel was recently named a recipient of the 2019-2020 Marvin Hoffenberg Fellowship in American Politics & Public Policy. Here’s what he had to say: “This fellowship is awarded by UCLA’s Race, Ethnicity, Politics & Society (REPS) Lab and provides recipients with funding to conduct experimental research on the psychology of race, ethnicity, and/or politics. […]

Read Erin’s new article on working with undergraduate research assistants!

Past DiSH lab manager and current University of Minnesota grad student Erin Standen just wrote an article for the Psychological Science Agenda that was just published last month. This article is titled, “Working with undergraduate research assistants: Effective for you, enriching for them.” Erin mentions tips for building a mutually beneficial relationship with research assistants […]

Dr. T discusses comfort eating in a new interview with Inverse!

In a new interview published by Inverse, titled “The Truth About What Stress-Eating Does To Your Body,” Dr. T discusses comfort eating. Dr. T also mentions findings from the DiSH Lab that reject popular opinion about American eating habits and says, “For example, we’ve published research showing that low-calorie dieting doesn’t actually work for long-term […]