About Us

Welcome to the Body Image, Sexuality, and Health (BISH) lab in the Department of Psychology at San Diego State University! Under the direction of Aaron J. Blashill, Ph.D., the lab focuses its research on the role body image plays in influencing health behaviors (e.g., eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, suicide behaviors, sexual risk behaviors, HIV medication adherence, anabolic steroid misuse, and skin cancer risk behaviors). We are also interested in sexual orientation and gender identity health disparities. We mostly work with sexual and gender minority individuals  (e.g., LGBTQ+ populations) and also work with adolescents, emerging adults, and individuals living with HIV.


We are very excited to welcome a new group of post-doctoral fellows, research coordinators, and research assistants over the summer and fall of 2021.

As of May 2020, Drs. Blashill and Wells were awarded a grant on suicide prevention in sexual and gender minority youth.

Congratulations to four of our former lab members that have been accepted to graduate school.


April 12-16, 2021Society of Behavioral Medicine

May 20-21, 2021National LGBTQ Health Conference

June 10-21, 2021International Conference on Eating Disorders

November 18-21, 2021Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

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