Archive for the ‘Collaborator Spotlight’ Category

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 […]

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

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, […]

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Himmelstein, for successfully defending her dissertation!

This past Friday, Mary Himmelstein, DiSH graduate student and collaborator at Rutgers University, officially became Dr. Mary Himmelstein after successfully defending her dissertation! This is a huge milestone in her career, and all of us here at the DiSH Lab are extremely proud of her. Here’s what Mary had to say: “It’s been a long […]

Stressed about exams or deadlines? Exercise may help more than you think!

  When we get stressed out, it can be easy to let exercise & physical activity fall by the wayside. Even though we know that exercise is great for us, and has more benefits than we could ever list – it takes a lot of effort, and we may not feel so inclined to get […]

Stop Using BMI to Determine Health – DiSH research featured in NPR & LA Times!

Check out the NPR Interview & LA Times articles! Last week, Dr. T, DiSH Collaborator Jeff Hunger, DiSH Lab Manager Jolene Nguyen-Cuu, and UCLA statistician Christine Wells published a really important paper in the International Journal of Obesity; as it turns out, one of the most common measures of population health, Body Mass Index (BMI), […]

DiSH Lab at SPSP 2016!

This past weekend, the DiSH lab attended the 17th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Convention in San Diego, CA. We’re extremely proud of how well we were represented at this conference – we had undergraduates, lab managers, graduate students, DiSH Collaborators, and of course, Dr. T. all in attendance! On Thursday, Jan. […]

Spotlight Series: Traci Mann

Here we go with another Collaborator Spotlight: Dr. Mann has deep roots in the DiSH Lab Family Tree. Not only was she Dr. Tomiyama’s graduate mentor, her friendship and professional collaborations with Dr. Andrew Ward go all the way back to their grad school days at Stanford. On top of that, the DiSH Lab’s grad student Britt […]

Introducing our Spotlight series! Andrew Ward

The DiSH Lab is so fortunate to collaborate with an awesome group of faculty and students from around the world and various disciplines. We want our readers to get to know them too through mini Q & A’s! To start it off, here is our spotlight on Dr. Andrew Ward: Dr. Ward is the chair […]