Fort Worth, TX | April 11, 2013 10:33 AM | Print this story
Epel will also present a lecture for students titled "Survive & Thrive! Making Stress Work for You" at noon in the BLUU Auditorium.
Epel is a health psychology researcher who investigates the depths and intricacies of the mind-body connection. In particular, she has studied how processes related to psychological stress and meditation-based interventions affect cellular-based measures of aging. Epel also has studied mechanisms of how stress affects eating behavior and metabolism. She has been particularly interested in the automaticity of eating, and how intertwined eating is with our emotional life, and how it can become compulsive.
Key sponsors include Susan G. Komen for the Cure Lectures in Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine; Baylor All Saints Medical Center, Fort Worth; the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders; mindful; Scientific American; and the Society for Integrative Oncology.