Social Genomics and Social Justice
- Episode Summary: Hosts Dr. Sarah Szanton and Dr. Deidra Crews kick off Aging Fast & Slow with guest Dr. Elissa Epel, professor of psychiatry at UCSF. Dr. Epel’s research seeks to understand the root of health disparities, and the role of chronic stress within aging. Together they unpack her recent work which reveals how the impact of systemic oppression is transmitted intergenerationally. Podcast References:Sign up: UCSF’s Aging, Metabolism, & Emotional Research newsletter
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