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., sexual risk behaviors, HIV medication adherence, anabolic steroid misuse, skin cancer risk behaviors, depression, suicidality, and eating pathology). We examine these behaviors across multiple populations, including gay and bisexual men, adolescent boys, emerging adults, and individuals living with HIV.
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.
November 19-22, 2020 – Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
April 12-16, 2021 – Society of Behavioral Medicine
June 10-21, 2021 – International Conference on Eating Disorders