Lunchtime Talk with Psychologists Drs. Elissa Epel (UCSF) and Becca Levy (Yale)

10 April 2018 (Tue), 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
At Saga Rector's Commons

Are you curious about a career in psychology, public health or medical anthropology? Do you want to learn more about healthy aging? Join us for a lunchtime Q&A session with psychologists Professor Elissa Epel and Professor Becca Levy as they share insights about their research and professional journeys.

Speaker Bios:
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. Her research aims to elucidate mechanisms of healthy aging, and to apply this basic science to scalable interventions that can reach vulnerable populations. Professor Epel studied psychology and psychobiology at Stanford University (BA), and clinical and health psychology at Yale University (PhD).

Professor Levy’s research explores psychosocial factors that influence older individuals’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University and held a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellowship at the Division of Aging and Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

This event is sponsored by CIPE.

Lunch will be provided.