A. Janet Tomiyama

tomiyama@psych.ucla.edu

Department of Psychology, UCLA

1285 Franz Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

 

EDUCATION

 

Current Institution:                 University of California, Los Angeles

Degree:                                     Ph.D., expected June 2009

Major:                                        Social Psychology

Concentrations:                       Health Psychology

                                                   Quantitative Psychology

 

Institution:                                University of California, Los Angeles

Degree:                                     M.A., 2004

Major:                                      Social Psychology

 

Institution:                                Cornell University; Ithaca, NY

Degree:                                     B.A., cum laude, 2001

Major:                                      Psychology

Concentration:                         Social, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

2007                                           NIMH Health Psychology Predoctoral Fellowship

2007                                           Elizabeth Blackwell, MD Women’s Health Research Award

2006                                           UCLA Quality of Graduate Education Incentive Award ($2500)

2005                                           American Psychosomatic Society Scholar Award

2004                                           National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

2004                                           APA Minority Mental Health Research Fellowship (Declined)

2004                                           Jacob K. Javits Fellowship – Alternate

2004                                           UCLA Graduate Division Summer Research Mentorship Award

2004                                           APA Student Travel Award

2003                                           Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research ($960)

2003                                           Edwin A. Pauley Fellowship - UCLA

2003                                           APA Minority Mental Health Research Fellowship –

                                                   Honorable Mention

2001                                           Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University Chapter

2001                                           Merrill Presidential Scholar, Cornell University

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Ad Hoc Reviewer                    Health Psychology

                                                   Journal of American College Health

 

Affiliations                                American Psychological Association

                                                   American Psychological Society

                                                   American Psychosomatic Society

                                                   Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

                                                   Society for Personality and Social Psychology                

 

PUBLICATIONS [click title to download]

 

Yancey, A. K., & Tomiyama, A.J. (2007). Physical Activity and sedentary behavior:

Targets for primary prevention intervention to address cancer disparities. Seminars in Nursing Oncology, 23, 253-263.

 

Mann, T., Tomiyama, A.J., Lew, A.M., Westling, E., Chatman, J., & Samuels, B. (2007).  The search for effective obesity treatments: Should Medicare fund diets? American Psychologist, 62, 220 – 233.

 

Keller, H., Lamm, B., Abels, M., Yovsi, R., Jensen, H., Papligoura, Z., Holub, C., Lo, W., Tomiyama, A. J., Su, Y., Wang, Y., Chaudary, N (2006).  Cultural Models, socialization goals, and parenting ethnotheories: A multi-cultural analysisJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37. 155-172.

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

 

Mann, T., Tomiyama, A. J., Comer, L. Triggers of eating in daily life. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

Mann, T., Tomiyama, A. J., Hoffman Lambird, K., & Engel, S. A. Body-size perception in non-clinical populations: Method of constant stimuli. Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., & Mann, T. Cultural value orientation as a factor in anorexia nervosa.  Manuscript submitted for publication.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Tomiyama, A. J. (2007, August). Conducting interdisciplinary research: A guide for graduate students. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., & Comer, L. (2007, January). Triggers of eating in everyday life. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., Taylor, S. E., & Comer, L. (2006, March). Dieting predicts daily stress.  Citation Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Denver, Colorado.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., Comer, L. (2006, January).  Mood and food: Triggers of diet violations in daily context. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, California.

 

Tomiyama, A. J. (2005, May). Why dieting fails: Psychological and biopsychosocial mediators. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, California.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., Mann, T., & Taylor, S. E. (2005, March). Dieting may be a chronic stressor. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

Tomiyama, A. J., & Mann, T.  (2004, July). Enmeshment in eating disorders: The moderating role of culture. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Mann, T., & Tomiyama, A. J. (2004, July). Biases in body-size perception in non-pathological populations. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

2006 - 2008                            Health Psychology Area Representative, American Psychological Association

                                                 Science Student Council, APA Science Directorate (Council Chair, 2007 - 2008)

2006-present                          Graduate Student Representative to Department Diversity Committee

2005-2006                               President, Psychology Graduate Students Association

2004-2005                               Vice President, Psychology Graduate Students Association

2004-present                           Graduate Student Representative to Graduate Affairs Committee

2004-present                          Psychology Graduate Student Representative to UCLA Biological Sciences Council

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Winter 2006                             Guest Lecture: Health Behavior Models

                                                   Graduate Health Psychology Course

                                                   UCLA, Department of Psychology

 

Winter 2006                             Teaching Assistant: Human Motivation

                                                   UCLA, Department of Psychology

                                                   Instructor: Bernard Weiner, Ph.D.

 

Winter 2005                             Teaching Assistant: Social Psychology Laboratory

                                                   UCLA, Department of Psychology

                                                   Instructor: Traci Mann, Ph.D

 

Spring 2001                             Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Adolescence

                                                   Cornell University, Department of Human Development

                                                   Instructor: Christine Schelhas-Miller, Ph.D.

 

Fall 1999                                  Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Human Bonding

                                                   Cornell University, Department of Human Development

                                                   Instructor: Cindy Hazan, Ph.D.

 

 

REFERENCES

 

Heidi Keller, Professor

Department of Psychology

University of Osnabrueck

keller@uos.de

 

Traci Mann, Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

mann@psych.ucla.edu

310.206.2670

 

Shelley Taylor, Professor

Department of Psychology

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563

taylors@psych.ucla.edu

310.825.7648