WeEmbody Lab

The WeEmbody Lab is a working group of public health professionals and students that focuses on issues around the sociocultural factors associated with body image dissatisfaction, disordered eating, and related concerns. Based at the School of Health Sciences at the University of New Haven, the members of our lab meet to discuss and develop research, advocacy, and other public health efforts focused on promoting health equity.

Mission: To train the next generation of leaders dedicated towards promoting public health equity and addressing appearance-based discrimination and stigma.

Vision: We envision a world without discrimination and stigma surrounding people’s race, gender, sexual orientation, body shape and size, and other characteristics that define who they are.

Research Topics:

  • Body Image
  • Disordered eating behaviors
  • Health and nutrition policy
  • LGBTQ health
  • Stigma and discrimination
  • Mental health

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