Stress Resilience for Preventing Depression: Making Stress Work for You
Elissa Epel, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
UCSF Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center
About the speaker:
Elissa Epel, PhD, is a health psychologist focusing on stress pathways. For the past 15 years, she has studied stress in the lab and in the field, using naturalistic stressors, and associations with an early aging syndrome. She examines how stress processes lead to early disease precursors, focusing on overeating, abdominal obesity, and immune cell aging. She has found that people’s propensity to be stress reactive, psychologically or in terms of cortisol reactivity, is associated with overeating, abdominal obesity, and accelerated cell aging.
A community educational event co-sponsored by the UCSF Depression Center, Robert and Delphine Eschbach Endowment,UCSF Department of Psychiatry, and the Greater San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, March 20 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cole Hall Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143