Dr. Elissa Hamlat received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After completing her clinical internship at the University of Illinois, Chicago, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Hamlat is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences. At UCSF, she is part of the Center for Health and Community and the Aging and Metabolism Center, and her work examines the biological processes underlying relationships between early life factors and aging-related outcomes. Dr. Hamlat also investigates the role of race and ethnicity in these processes and how they may contribute to health disparities, during aging. She is especially interested in factors that may influence women’s health, including risk for depression, during the pubertal and menopause transitions.