The Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions (AME) Center is at the UCSF Center for Health and Community. AME researchers study a range of topics on how people can thrive in both mind and body, especially when under severe adversity (poverty, caregiving, work stress, depression).
We conduct basic translational and intervention research with the goal of improving healthspan, from conception to our golden years. We are particularly interested in resilience to aging, enhancing coping and emotion regulation, and daily lifestyle (optimizing restorative behaviors of sleep, activity, social connectivity, purpose in life).
AME is the home of Consortium for Obesity Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST), an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers at UCSF, that aims to reduce the prevalence and adverse consequences of obesity. Our team of scientists specialize in understanding how stress influences obesity so we can develop effective treatments.
AME also leads the Sugar, Stress, Environment and Weight (SSEW) Initiative, a UC-wide consortium of research scientists, clinicians, and California policy makers who are working together to reduce the adverse consequences of the obesity epidemic and related metabolic diseases. We focus is on the role of social disadvantage, sugar, and stress on diet and obesity, and multi-level interventions that reduce stress, junk food intake, and improve the wellbeing of the community as well as the staff, faculty, and students at UC Campuses. We provide and annual symposium that free and open to the public.
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