Jennifer J. Daubenmier, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Osher Center
Dr. Daubenmier’s program of research examines the effects of meditation and yoga training on psychoneuroendocrine stress arousal, eating behavior, and chronic disease processes related to obesity. Given new research linking stress arousal to cellular aging, she has extended her line of research to assess the impact of meditation and lifestyle changes on cellular aging processes and to explore their relation to obesity.
Dr. Daubenmier was trained as a researcher in Social Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She was a postdoctoral fellow with UCSF Clinical Professor of Medicine, Dean Ornish, MD, at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, conducting and evaluating clinical trials on the effects of multi-component lifestyle interventions involving diet, exercise, and mind-body practices on weight loss, quality of life, and markers of disease in patients with heart disease and prostate cancer. Dr. Daubenmier was nominated for the 2012-2013 UCSF Pathways to Discovery Mentor Award.