Anna E. Epperson is a doctoral candidate in health psychology at the University of California, Merced. She received a B.S. in biology from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.A. in general-experimental psychology from California State University, Stanislaus. She works with Drs. Jan Wallander and Anna Song. Her research interests focus generally on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health and health behavior, weight loss and body image in children and adolescents, and smoking behaviors.