Here, you’ll find the DiSH Lab’s main areas of research and the questions we are trying to answer.

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Weight Stigma and Health


What is the effect of experiencing weight stigma on physiological stress and health?

Where does weight stigma come from, and how widespread is it in today’s society?


How does experiencing weight stigma affect eating?

Stress Eating


What is the effect of stress on eating? What about the effect of eating on stress?


How do “comfort foods” work, and is there a healthy alternative?


How do eating and drinking behaviors interact in the context of stress?



Dieting and Stress

Does dieting work for weight loss?

Is dieting stressful? What does dieting do to your biological stress system?

Is dieting stressful not only for the dieter but also for the dieter's close others?


Note that the DiSH Lab has tons of fun studies going on. Please go over to the Opportunities page if you’d like to join us in answering these questions!