I'm currently a doctoral candidate at UCSB working in Dr. Brenda Major's Self and Social Identity Lab. I also work closely with Dr. Janet Tomiyama's Dieting, Stress, and Health Lab at UCLA.
Broadly speaking, my research uses insights from social and personality psychology to understand (and ultimately improve) health and wellbeing. I am particularly interested in the mechanisms by which social and structural conditions (e.g., stigma and discrimination) can undermine health and contribute to group-based health disparities. Much of my current research is focused on testing and refining a model linking weight-based stigma to poorer mental and physical health. In other lines of work, my colleagues and I are examining factors that contribute to (and mitigate) anti-fat bias and seeking to understand personal and social influences on cardiometabolic health.
Feel free to see my CV, Google Scholar profile or email me if you have any questions!
Last updated: August 2016
Jeffrey M. Hunger, M.A.
Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara