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Everyday Elements That Affect Our Health and Create Illnesses

Everyday Elements That Affect Our Health and Create Illnesses

“ I think that there needs to be greater education on disabilities and alternative models to the medical model of disability that healthcare professionals get some sort of training in.”

In this week's episode, Dr. Heydarian will be discussing the effects associated with biological and sociological factors. We will also discuss the effects of stress eating and the importance of communication between health specialists and their patients. 


Dr. Heydarian is a social health psychologist who examines disparities in chronic disease self-management and outcomes experienced by persons with disabilities and their caregivers. On the weekends, Dr. Heydarian enjoys strapping on her roller skates and hits the skate park. 

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