Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist and the founder and director of University of California, San Francisco’s Center on Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST). She also serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Health and Community. She has received honors from Stanford University (Firestone Medal), Yale University (dissertation with distinction) and several research awards, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Neal Miller New Investigator Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and seven American Psychological Association awards.

Book titles in collaboration with Idea Architects

  • The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

Press Features & Reviews

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We created a book that never would have existed, and that was carefully guided by his vision"