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Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is a Professor at UCSF. She studies how chronic stress can impact biological aging (including the telomere/telomerase system), and food addiction, and how self-regulation and meditation may buffer stress effects and promote psychological and physiological thriving. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, President Elect of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and on the steering council for Mind & Life Institute. Epel co-leads retreats integrating mind-body science with meditation, including the Longevity Week at Blue Spirit, Costa Rica.

Epel is the co-author of The Telomere Effect with nobel laureate Liz Blackburn, a New York Times best seller under Science.

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