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Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

Elissa Epel, Ph.D.

psychologist and director of UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center
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    Elissa Epel, Ph.D., is a leading health psychologist who studies stress, aging, and obesity. She is the director of UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center and is associate director of the Center for Health and Community. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on scientific advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, and the Mind and Life Institute. She has received awards from Stanford University, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.