Elissa Epel

Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychology UCSF

Elissa Epel, PhDElissa examines how stress processes lead to early disease precursors, focusing on overeating, abdominal obesity, and immune cell aging, and whether interventions can reverse stress related tendencies and damage. She is particularly interested in innovative solutions to the stress epidemic using cultural change and mobile technology for impacting daily life and for connecting people.