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. 


Most recently we have been focused on whole-body hyperthermia (WBH) in the treatment of clinical depression, however, in the age of COVID-19, we have shifted our sights and are focusing on methods to detect early COVID-19. Specifically, we launched the TemPredict study, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Defense, #startsmall, and Oura Health, to ascertain if data collected by a wearable smartring can predict the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.


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.

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