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The AME Center of UCSF’s School of Medicine is at the Center for Health and Community.  AME researchers study relations between, 1) Types of chronic stress, psychiatric illness, and positive states (e.g., positive emotion, resilience and thriving under adversity; 2) Restorative health behaviors such as sleep, exercise, and mindfulness meditation; and 3) Physiological imprints of stress, such as altered inflammatory immune function, cellular mechanisms underlying vascular health and rejuvenation, adiposity, and, at the cellular level, cellular stress and rate of mitotic cell aging (such as that measured by telomere length). We conduct basic and translational mind to behavior and biology research to understand these complex relations. We also study interventions (in person and online) to improve lifestyle, enhance coping and emotion regulation, and reduce stress. This website shows various projects and publications, as well as events or new findings in this growing field.


                 WHO WE ARE

                 WHO WE ARE

          FEATURED LECTURES

          FEATURED LECTURES

          CURRENT RESEARCH

          CURRENT RESEARCH

            UPCOMING EVENTS

            UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Stay aware of current events related to our research. 

 
AME-Center project announced as a semi-finalist for the Apple Mood Challenge for Research Kit!

AME-Center project announced as a semi-finalist for the Apple Mood Challenge for Research Kit!

We are excited to be a semi-finalist for the Mood challenge for the Apple ResearchKit! Our project is called MoodSync.  Our team includes Ashley Mason, Rashida Brown, Eve Ekman, Alexandra Croswell, Wendy Mendes and Elissa Epel.  Stay tuned to see how our app develops! 

Exposure to Poor Neighborhoods Raises Refugees’ Risk of Diabetes

Exposure to Poor Neighborhoods Raises Refugees’ Risk of Diabetes

"Refugees who fled to Europe a generation ago are significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes if they initially settled in poor neighborhoods, according to a study of 60,000 refugees who came to Sweden between 1987 and 1991."

Judge upholds SF's pioneering law on sugary beverage ads

Judge upholds SF's pioneering law on sugary beverage ads

"San Francisco’s first-in-the-nation law requiring display ads for sugary drinks to carry warnings of increased risks of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay can take effect in July as scheduled, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in rejecting a challenge by the beverage industry."

UCSF Diabetes Center Forms Prevention Program, Yes Health

UCSF Diabetes Center Forms Prevention Program, Yes Health

"As part of the initiative, Yes Health will develop opt-in tools that provide its users the opportunity to share important de-identified behavioral data, such as diet, exercise, and sleep patterns, with UC San Francisco researchers focused on both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes."