Dr. Judith E. Carroll is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. As a researcher, her work at the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology centers on understanding what behavioral and psychosocial factors contribute to the aging process and increase disease risk. Of interest is how these may also be places to intervene and reduce biological risk for disease, and even slow down the aging process more broadly. She completed her graduate training in biological and health psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and then trained for three years as a postdoctoral fellow in psychoneuroimmunology at the Cousins Center before accepting her current faculty position at UCLA. Her translational work asks how adverse conditions (e.g. poor sleep, toxic childhood stress, low social support) may operate at the system and cellular level to affect the aging process and disease vulnerability, with a particular emphasis on multisystem biological risk and telomere maintenance.