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Ashley Mason, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street
San Francisco CA 94115
Phone415-514-6820
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8744-0185 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Northwestern University, Evanston, ILBA2006Psychology
    Northwestern University, Evanston, ILBA2006Sociology
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZMA2009Clinical Psychology
    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZPhD2012Clinical Psychology
    VA Palo Alto Health Care / Stanford Center of Excellence, Palo Alto, CAResidency2013Behavioral Medicine
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoctoral Fellow2016Integrative Behavioral Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Leveraging wearable ring data for early SARS CoV-2 Detection
    Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) MTEC-20-12-Diagnostics-023Jul 13, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Optimizing lifestyle interventions with mindfulness-based strategies in type 2 diabetes
    NIH R33AT009333Sep 15, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Optimizing lifestyle interventions with mindfulness-based strategies in type 2 diabetes
    NIH R61AT009333Sep 15, 2016 - Sep 14, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    An experimental medicine approach toward the identification of a compulsive overeating phenotype in obesity
    NIH K23HL133442Aug 15, 2016 - Jul 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Longer Leukocyte Telomere Length Predicts Stronger Response to a Workplace Sugar Sweetened Beverage Sales Ban: An Exploratory Study. Current Developments in Nutrition. 2021 May 26. Janet M Wojcicki, Robert H Lustig, Laurie M Jacobs, Ashley E Mason, Alison Hartman, Cindy Leung, Kimber Stanholpe, Jue Lin, Laura A Schmidt, Elissa S Epel. .
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    2. A Brief Motivational Intervention Differentially Reduces Sugar-sweetened Beverage (SSB) Consumption. Ann Behav Med. 2021 Mar 29. Mason AE, Schmidt L, Ishkanian L, Jacobs LM, Leung C, Jensen L, Cohn MA, Schleicher S, Hartman AR, Wojcicki JM, Lustig RH, Epel ES. PMID: 33778854.
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    3. A Pilot Study Comparing the Effects of Consuming 100% Orange Juice or Sucrose-Sweetened Beverage on Risk Factors for Cardiometabolic Disease in Women. Nutrients. 2021 Feb 26; 13(3). Price CA, Medici V, Nunez MV, Lee V, Sigala DM, Benyam Y, Keim NL, Mason AE, Chen SY, Parenti M, Slupsky C, Epel ES, Havel PJ, Stanhope KL. PMID: 33652807.
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    4. Feasibility of continuous fever monitoring using wearable devices. Sci Rep. 2020 12 14; 10(1):21640. Smarr BL, Aschbacher K, Fisher SM, Chowdhary A, Dilchert S, Puldon K, Rao A, Hecht FM, Mason AE. PMID: 33318528.
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    5. Intervention Enhancement Strategies Among Adults With Type 2 Diabetes in a Very Low-Carbohydrate Web-Based Program: Evaluating the Impact With a Randomized Trial. JMIR Diabetes. 2020 Sep 09; 5(3):e15835. Saslow LR, Moskowitz JT, Mason AE, Daubenmier J, Liestenfeltz B, Missel AL, Bayandorian H, Aikens JE, Kim S, Hecht FM. PMID: 32902391.
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    6. Treating binge eating and food addiction symptoms with low-carbohydrate Ketogenic diets: a case series. J Eat Disord. 2020; 8:2. Carmen M, Safer DL, Saslow LR, Kalayjian T, Mason AE, Westman EC, Sethi Dalai S. PMID: 32010444.
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    7. Correction: Examining the Effects of Mindful Eating Training on Adherence to a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (the DELISH Study): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2020 Jan 13; 9(1):e17226. Mason AE, Saslow L, Moran PJ, Kim S, Wali PK, Abousleiman H, Hartman A, Richler R, Schleicher S, Hartogensis W, Epel ES, Hecht F. PMID: 31929107.
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    8. Chapter 29 Eustress, distress, and oxidative stress: Promising pathways for mind-body medicine. . 2020 Jan 1; 583-617. Kirstin Aschbacher, Ashley E. Mason. .
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    9. Correction to: Lipid findings from the Diabetes Education to Lower Insulin, Sugars, and Hunger (DELISH) Study. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2019; 16:91. Mason AE, Saslow LR, Moran PJ, Kim S, Wali PK, Abousleiman H, Richler R, Schleicher S, Goldman VM, Hartman A, Leung C, Hartogensis W, Hecht FM. PMID: 31892933.
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    10. Do stress eating or compulsive eating influence metabolic health in a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention? Health Psychol. 2020 Feb; 39(2):147-158. Radin RM, Epel ES, Daubenmier J, Moran P, Schleicher S, Kristeller J, Hecht FM, Mason AE. PMID: 31724424.
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    11. Association of a Workplace Sales Ban on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages With Employee Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Health. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Oct 28; 1-8. Epel ES, Hartman A, Jacobs LM, Leung C, Cohn MA, Jensen L, Ishkanian L, Wojcicki J, Mason AE, Lustig RH, Stanhope KL, Schmidt LA. PMID: 31657840.
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    12. Stringency in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) criteria and application in clinical study. Journal of Infertility and Reproductive Biology. 2019; 7(2):17-22. Schneider, C., Huddleson, H., Masharani, U., Mason, A.E., & Frassetto, L. View Publication.
    13. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mindfulness-Based Weight Loss Intervention on Cardiovascular Reactivity to Social-Evaluative Threat Among Adults with Obesity. Mindfulness (N Y). 2019 Dec; 10(12):2583-2595. Daubenmier J, Epel ES, Moran PJ, Thompson J, Mason AE, Acree M, Goldman V, Kristeller J, Hecht FM, Mendes WB. PMID: 32266044.
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    14. Lipid findings from the Diabetes Education to Lower Insulin, Sugars, and Hunger (DELISH) Study. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2019; 16:58. Mason AE, Saslow LR, Moran PJ, Kim S, Abousleiman H, Richler R, Schleicher S, Goldman VM, Hartman A, Leung C, Hartogensis W, Hecht FM. PMID: 31467583.
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    15. Correction: Maternal caregivers have confluence of altered cortisol, high reward-driven eating, and worse metabolic health. PLoS One. 2019; 14(8):e0221354. Radin RM, Mason AE, Laudenslager ML, Epel ES. PMID: 31412085.
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    16. Maternal caregivers have confluence of altered cortisol, high reward-driven eating, and worse metabolic health. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0216541. Radin RM, Mason AE, Laudenslager ML, Epel ES. PMID: 31075126.
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    17. Sweet cognition: The differential effects of glucose consumption on attentional food bias in individuals of lean and obese status. Physiol Behav. 2019 07 01; 206:264-273. Mason AE, Jhaveri K, Schleicher S, Almeida C, Hartman A, Wackerly A, Alba D, Koliwad SK, Epel ES, Aschbacher K. PMID: 31002858.
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    18. The burden of being poor: Stress at the belly of the matter. Brain Behav Immun. 2019 07; 79:14-15. Mason AE. PMID: 30885842.
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    19. Examining the Effects of Mindful Eating Training on Adherence to a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes (the DELISH Study): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Res Protoc. 2019 02 20; 8(2):e11002. Mason AE, Saslow L, Moran PJ, Kim S, Wali PK, Abousleiman H, Hartman A, Richler R, Schleicher S, Hartogensis W, Epel ES, Hecht F. PMID: 30545813.
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    20. Rapid Assessment of Reward-Related Eating: The RED-X5. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2019 02; 27(2):325-331. Vainik U, Eun Han J, Epel ES, Janet Tomiyama A, Dagher A, Mason AE. PMID: 30677261.
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    21. Stress resilience: Narrative identity may buffer the longitudinal effects of chronic caregiving stress on mental health and telomere shortening. Brain Behav Immun. 2019 03; 77:101-109. Mason AE, Adler JM, Puterman E, Lakmazaheri A, Brucker M, Aschbacher K, Epel ES. PMID: 30579939.
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    22. Can Mindfulness Address Maladaptive Eating Behaviors? Why Traditional Diet Plans Fail and How New Mechanistic Insights May Lead to Novel Interventions. Front Psychol. 2018; 9:1418. Brewer JA, Ruf A, Beccia AL, Essien GI, Finn LM, van Lutterveld R, Mason AE. PMID: 30250438.
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    23. Weight Loss Maintenance and Cellular Aging in the Supporting Health Through Nutrition and Exercise Study. Psychosom Med. 2018 09; 80(7):609-619. Mason AE, Hecht FM, Daubenmier JJ, Sbarra DA, Lin J, Moran PJ, Schleicher SG, Acree M, Prather AA, Epel ES. PMID: 29901486.
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    24. Comfort Eating and All-Cause Mortality in the US Health and Retirement Study. Int J Behav Med. 2018 Aug; 25(4):473-478. Cummings JR, Mason AE, Puterman E, Tomiyama AJ. PMID: 29243156.
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    25. Pathways and mechanisms linking dietary components to cardiometabolic disease: thinking beyond calories. Obes Rev. 2018 09; 19(9):1205-1235. Stanhope KL, Goran MI, Bosy-Westphal A, King JC, Schmidt LA, Schwarz JM, Stice E, Sylvetsky AC, Turnbaugh PJ, Bray GA, Gardner CD, Havel PJ, Malik V, Mason AE, Ravussin E, Rosenbaum M, Welsh JA, Allister-Price C, Sigala DM, Greenwood MRC, Astrup A, Krauss RM. PMID: 29761610.
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    26. Authors' Reply: Comment on "An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial". J Med Internet Res. 2018 05 01; 20(5):e181. Saslow L, Mason AE, Kim S, Goldman V, Ploutz-Snyder R, Bayandorian H, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT. PMID: 29716886.
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    27. Chronic Stress and Impulsive Risk-Taking Predict Increases in Visceral Fat over 18 Months. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 05; 26(5):869-876. Mason AE, Schleicher S, Coccia M, Epel ES, Aschbacher K. PMID: 29566458.
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    28. Twelve-month outcomes of a randomized trial of a moderate-carbohydrate versus very low-carbohydrate diet in overweight adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus or prediabetes. Nutr Diabetes. 2017 12 21; 7(12):304. Saslow LR, Daubenmier JJ, Moskowitz JT, Kim S, Murphy EJ, Phinney SD, Ploutz-Snyder R, Goldman V, Cox RM, Mason AE, Moran P, Hecht FM. PMID: 29269731.
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    29. Testing a mobile mindful eating intervention targeting craving-related eating: feasibility and proof of concept. J Behav Med. 2018 04; 41(2):160-173. Mason AE, Jhaveri K, Cohn M, Brewer JA. PMID: 28918456.
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    30. Improving Assessment of the Spectrum of Reward-Related Eating: The RED-13. Front Psychol. 2017; 8:795. Mason AE, Vainik U, Acree M, Tomiyama AJ, Dagher A, Epel ES, Hecht FM. PMID: 28611698.
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    31. The contemptuous separation: Facial expressions of emotion and breakups in young adulthood. Pers Relatsh. 2017 06; 24(2):453-469. Heshmati S, Sbarra DA, Mason AE. PMID: 29249896.
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    32. An Online Intervention Comparing a Very Low-Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations Versus a Plate Method Diet in Overweight Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017 02 13; 19(2):e36. Saslow LR, Mason AE, Kim S, Goldman V, Ploutz-Snyder R, Bayandorian H, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Moskowitz JT. PMID: 28193599.
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    33. Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Weight-Loss Intervention on Sleep Quality Among Adults with Obesity: Data from the SHINE Randomized Controlled Trial. J Altern Complement Med. 2017 Mar; 23(3):188-195. Adler E, Dhruva A, Moran PJ, Daubenmier J, Acree M, Epel ES, Bacchetti P, Prather AA, Mason A, Hecht FM. PMID: 28029852.
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    34. Reduced reward-driven eating accounts for the impact of a mindfulness-based diet and exercise intervention on weight loss: Data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. Appetite. 2016 May 01; 100:86-93. Mason AE, Epel ES, Aschbacher K, Lustig RH, Acree M, Kristeller J, Cohn M, Dallman M, Moran PJ, Bacchetti P, Laraia B, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J. PMID: 26867697.
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    35. Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on mindful eating, sweets consumption, and fasting glucose levels in obese adults: data from the SHINE randomized controlled trial. J Behav Med. 2016 Apr; 39(2):201-13. Mason AE, Epel ES, Kristeller J, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Lustig RH, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Laraia BA, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J. PMID: 26563148.
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    36. Putting the brakes on the "drive to eat": Pilot effects of naltrexone and reward-based eating on food cravings among obese women. Eat Behav. 2015 Dec; 19:53-6. Mason AE, Laraia B, Daubenmier J, Hecht FM, Lustig RH, Puterman E, Adler N, Dallman M, Kiernan M, Gearhardt AN, Epel ES. PMID: 26164674.
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    37. The relationship between preoperative general mental health and postoperative quality of life in minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jun; 76(6):672-9. Asher R, Mason AE, Weiner J, Fessler RG. PMID: 25714515.
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    38. Acute responses to opioidergic blockade as a biomarker of hedonic eating among obese women enrolled in a mindfulness-based weight loss intervention trial. Appetite. 2015 Aug; 91:311-320. Mason AE, Lustig RH, Brown RR, Acree M, Bacchetti P, Moran PJ, Dallman M, Laraia B, Adler N, Hecht FM, Daubenmier J, Epel ES. PMID: 25931433.
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    39. Excessive Sugar Consumption May Be a Difficult Habit to Break: A View From the Brain and Body. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Jun; 100(6):2239-47. Tryon MS, Stanhope KL, Epel ES, Mason AE, Brown R, Medici V, Havel PJ, Laugero KD. PMID: 25879513.
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    40. Sleep complaints predict increases in resting blood pressure following marital separation. Health Psychol. 2014 Oct; 33(10):1204-13. Krietsch KN, Mason AE, Sbarra DA. PMID: 25020156.
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    41. The reward-based eating drive scale: a self-report index of reward-based eating. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e101350. Epel ES, Tomiyama AJ, Mason AE, Laraia BA, Hartman W, Ready K, Acree M, Adam TC, St Jeor S, Kessler D. PMID: 24979216.
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    42. Increases in Mindful Eating Predict Reductions in Consumption of Sweets and Desserts: Data from the Supporting Health by Integrating Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Clinical Trial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2014 May 1; 20(5):a17-a17. Ashley E. Mason, Jennifer Daubenmier, Patricia J. Moran, Jean Kristeller, Mary Dallman, Robert H. Lustig, Michael Acree, Peter Bacchetti, Barbara Laraia, Elissa S. Epel, Frederick M. Hecht. .
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    43. Prospective associations among approach coping, alcohol misuse and psychiatric symptoms among veterans receiving a brief alcohol intervention. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2014 May-Jun; 46(5):553-60. Mason AE, Boden MT, Cucciare MA. PMID: 24560128.
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    44. Expressive Writing Can Impede Emotional Recovery Following Marital Separation. Clin Psychol Sci. 2013 Mar 18; 1(2):120-134. Sbarra DA, Boals A, Mason AE, Larson GM, Mehl MR. PMID: 25606351.
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    45. Romantic separation, loss, and health: A review of moderators. Health and social relationships: The good, the bad, and the complicated.. 2013 Jan 1; 95-119. Ashley E. Mason, David A. Sbarra. .
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    46. Facing a breakup: Electromyographic responses moderate self-concept recovery following a romantic separation. Pers Relatsh. 2012 Sep; 19(3):551-568. Mason AE, Law RW, Bryan AE, Portley RM, Sbarra DA. PMID: 26167126.
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    47. Staying connected when coming apart: The psychological correlates of contact and sex with an ex-partner. J Soc Clin Psychol. 2012 May; 31(5):488-507. Mason AE, Sbarra DA, Bryan AE, Lee LA. PMID: 26166941.
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    48. Attachment Anxiety, Verbal Immediacy, and Blood Pressure: Results from a Laboratory-Analogue Study Following Marital Separation. Pers Relatsh. 2011 Jun; 18(2):285-301. Lee LA, Sbarra DA, Mason AE, Law RW. PMID: 21647240.
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    49. Thin-slicing divorce: thirty seconds of information predict changes in psychological adjustment over 90 days. Psychol Sci. 2010 Oct; 21(10):1420-2. Mason AE, Sbarra DA, Mehl MR. PMID: 20739671.
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    50. Marital dissolution and blood pressure reactivity: evidence for the specificity of emotional intrusion-hyperarousal and task-rated emotional difficulty. Psychosom Med. 2009 Jun; 71(5):532-40. Sbarra DA, Law RW, Lee LA, Mason AE. PMID: 19414618.
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