RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine
Area(s) of Expertise:
Stress, Eating Behavior, Obesity, Cortisol, Dieting, Weight Stigma, Comfort Eating
Lab Website: http://www.dishlab.org
A. Janet Tomiyama was a Cohort 7 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley sites. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology with minors in Health and Quantitative Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles in June of 2009 and her BA in 2001 from Cornell University where she majored in Social, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology. Her work, which has been recognized by the Society for Behavioral Medicine Early Career Award among others, focuses on the biobehavioral consequences of stress, dieting, and weight stigma.
Representative News Coverage:
Dr. Tomiyama’s 2014 JAMA Pediatrics paper on weight labeling and obesity: