Find media highlights from Dr. Epel on Stress and Aging, Hope and Compassion During Times of Crises, Resilience, Breathing, and Stress and Eating.
Elissa has also curated a mental health library resource for crises from experts-- mini videos and written resources at https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/copingresources.
Stress and Aging
Lifespan Expanded: The Scientific Quest For A Fountain Of Youth
April 28, 2022
We’re born, we grow old, we die. It’s a rhythm long considered inevitable. But is it? Or is aging merely a disease awaiting a cure? Will science one day stave off aging or even reverse it?
The Telomere Effect: Living Healthier and Longer with Dr. Elissa Epel at Happiness & Its Causes 2019
Sep 4, 2019
Elissa describes “The Telomere Effect” at the Sydney, AU, 2019 Annual conference: Happiness and its Causes.
Dr. Elissa Epel on Telomeres and the Role of Stress Biology in Cellular Aging
Jun 10, 2019
Dr. Epel shares the latest research on telomeres and the role of stress biology in cellular aging as a guest on Found My Fitness with Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
What stress does to your body (it isn’t always bad!)
Mar 20, 2020
5-minute overview on acute vs chronic stress and telomere length! According to UCSF’s Dr. Elissa Epel, not all stress is the same. Hint: It’s all about *how* you react to the things that stress you out.
Cell Aging, Mindset, & Longevity
Jan 9, 2011
Don't worry, live longer: The UCSF researchers Dr. Elissa Epel and Dr. Calvin Harley show how psychological stress causes our cells to age by helping to shorten telomeres, the DNA at the very tips of our chromosomes at TedMed 2011.
Generations over Dinner (Over Lunch)
Dec 21, 2022
Intergenerational relationships are important now than ever, at a time when we are especially segmented into age silos. Hear a panel on this moderated by Michael Hebb, including Lois Epel.
Hope and Compassion During Times of Crises
Embracing Hope, Courage, and Compassion in Times of Crisis
Dec 8, 2022
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dr. Epel and Michelle Shiota discuss how to embrace the current moment with compassion, courage, and purpose.
Mental Health Resources for Crises (Climate, Pandemics, and Personal Crises)
Dr. Epel spearheaded the created of COPE, a library of mental health resources that aims to help our community cope during a crisis. This includes videos and instructions from psychology experts. Check it out!
Coping with coronavirus: An upside of anxiety, the curse of panic
Mar 16, 2020
Dr. Epel joins SF Gate to talk about coping with anxiety and panic during the pandemic.
Listen: How should we cope with the pandemic now
Aug 6, 2021
Listen to Dr. Epel talk about pandemic stress and the delta surge on the Fifth & Mission podcast!
Eliss Epel and Rick Hanson: Strengthening your Body Agaisnt Stress
Mar 26, 2018
Dr. Epel joins Rick Hanson to discuss the impacts of stress on your body and what you can do to protect, strengthen, and repair it.
Deep Breathing: A Fundamental Part of Stress Reduction
Sept 24, 2020
Dr. Epel describes how simply slowing our breathing rate can reduce arousal in our autonomic nervous system.
Stress and Eating
Food and the Aging Brain: Updates on Nutrition and Cognitive Health in Older Adults
Nov 19, 2020
*10 minute summary starts at 38 minutes!
Dr. Elissa Epel gave a talk at the National Academy of Sciences Food Forum, on Nutrition and Mental Health. This webinar explored the relationship between nutrition and dietary patterns and the aging brain.
The Illusion of Control- Human Behavior and Donuts: Dr. Elissa Epel at TEDxSF
Dec 12, 2012
Listen to Dr. Epel's TedX talk on the relationship between pereceived control, stress, and eating behaviors.
Emotional well being research, and overview of compulsive eating interventions
Jun 23, 2022
*Compulsive eating and sugary drinking update starts at 40 minutes
Tune into Dr. Epel's discussion on the relationship between stress and compulsive eating and related interventions, such as mindfulness-based training modules.
Climate Crisis and Resilience
Mind and Life Summer Research Institute: The Mind, the Human-Earth Connection, and the Climate Crisis
Jun 6, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021
Dr. Epel co-chaired the Mind and Life Research Institute's weeklong seminar. It highlights talks by inspiring leaders in climate repair, resilience, and activism. You can watch for free (or give a donation)!