Ashley E. Mason, PhD

Assistant Professor

UCSF School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Ashley E. Mason, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, and faculty at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center. She examines associations between endogenous opioidergic activity and eating behavior, as well as multi-component interventions for individuals with problematic food cravings and/or diabetes. She received BAs in psychology and sociology from Northwestern University and a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona. She completed a clinical internship in Behavioral Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, and then completed a T32 postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Osher Center before receiving a K23 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California.



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