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August 7, 2019
Research by health psychology Professor Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook was recently featured on the Conversation. The article describes recent research by Professor Hahn-Holbrook and colleagues examining the relationship between breast milk and the development of circadian rhythms in young infants.
July 29, 2019
Health psychology graduate student Maria Ramirez Loyala recently co-authored an article on diabetes distress for Healthy Living, a publicaiton of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The article is intended to help friends and family of individuals with diabetes recognize the symptoms of...
July 23, 2019
Several current and recent graduates of our PhD program have recently obtained excellent academic and industry positions. Congratulations everyone on your new appointments!   Ashley Baker: Google Brain Team John Bunce, PhD: Assistant Professor, CSU East Bay Department of Human...
June 28, 2019
UC Merced continues to build on its reputation as a world-class research university, debuting at No. 4 among U.S. universities in the 2019 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings released today. The list ranks the best 351 universities in the world that are 50 years old and younger. UC...
June 12, 2019
Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study published this week. Psychiatric epidemiology Professor Sidra Goldman-Mellor , a public health researcher with the School of Social Sciences,...
May 15, 2019
Graduating senior Araceli Perez was looking for a new environment when she moved from Hacienda Heights to attend UC Merced in 2015. The shift from the high-intensity region of Los Angeles to the more relaxed atmosphere of Merced was more than a change of pace. In her four years at UC Merced, she...
May 14, 2019
When Anna Ocegueda walks across the stage at UC Merced’s 2019 commencement, it will be not only a powerful moment for her, but for her family, too — and for the thousands of people who identify with her story. Ocegueda is the daughter of migrant farm workers from Mexico and as one of five children...
March 15, 2019
Graduate students Katie Alegria, Sara Flezar, Jacky Hua, Hope Reuschel, and Maria Ramirez Loyola received accolades at the recent meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Their paper titled "How Socioeconomic Status and Acculturation relate to Dietary Behaviors Within Latino...
March 15, 2019
In a paper recently published in the journal Obesity, health psychology graduate student Kay Kim and Professor Jan Wallander found that parents' monitoring and general awareness of their adolscents' activities has effects on adolescents' weight and weight-related activities. These...
March 11, 2019
The majority of people who die by suicide do so with firearms, and there were more firearm suicides in America in 2017 than there were homicides committed by any method. Combined. Those shocking numbers from the FBI and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention are the impetus for two UC Merced...

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