Join us this special evening for a conversation on compassion, meditation, and the biology of aging. Our interviewer for the evening, Dave Simpson, graciously stepped in for Dr. James Doty, who was unfortunately unable to host the conversation. Dave is a CCARE collaborator, an Organization Development Practice Manager with Stanford Healthcare, and we are deeply grateful for his participation this evening.
Dr. Elissa Epel is a Professor at UCSF in the Department of Psychiatry. She studies how chronic stress can impact aspects of biological aging (including the telomere/telomerase system), and how behavioral, mindfulness, and meditation interventions may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She co-leads the NIH Stress Network and a UC obesity research consortium, linking other UC campuses in the study of stress, sugar, food addiction, and obesity. Dr. Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, steering council member for the Mind and Life Institute, and President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. She co-authored “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer”, a NYT best seller, with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn.
We hope you enjoy the conversation.