Elissa Epel, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center (www.amecenter.ucsf.edu). She studies psychological, social and behavioral processes related to chronic psychological stress that accelerate biological aging. She also studies interconnections between emotions, eating, metabolism and weight. With her colleagues, she has conducted trials of tailored mindfulnes-based interventions for healthy nutrition, healthy weight during pregnancy, and weight loss in obese men and women. She has also focused on tailored mindfulness for reducing parenting stress for parents of children with autism. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and sits on the scientific advisory boards of the Mind and Life Institute and the European Society of Preventive Medicine Board.
She is co-author with Elizabeth Blackburn of the New York Times bestselling book , The Telomere Effect: The new science of living younger longer.
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