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Welcome to the Sleep, Eating, and

Affect (SEA) Lab at the UCSF Osher Center!

Research in the SEA Lab focuses on the biological, behavioral, and psychological experiences of sleep, eating, and psychological affect. The SEA Lab seeks to improve assessment and intervention in these areas by using diverse research approaches. Our overarching goal is to develop mind-body interventions that empower individuals to improve their health and wellbeing without drugs. Please visit the Studies page to learn more about our research. 


​In the fall of 2021, we are returning our focus to developing mind-body treatments for clinical depression. In particular, we will soon launch a study in which we test a combination whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) and cognitive behavioral intervention in the treatment of clinical depression.


Dr. Mason currently offers clinical services for individuals struggling with sleep. Dr. Mason is currently not accepting patients seeking treatment for other conditions. Please visit the Sleep Group page to learn more about this clinical service.