SCCLH

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Southern California Center for Latino Health

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Obesity and related chronic diseases, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and dyslipidemia continue to increase in the U.S., and Latinos are disproportionally affected. These disparities begin in early life, occur within families, and are driven by multi-level factors, including individual (diet, eating behaviors), social (cultural values, economic factors), and environmental (access to healthy foods, chemical exposures such as air pollution). These factors interact to affect Latino health but are rarely studied in a holistic manner. Southern California is home to 10.8 million Latinos, representing 45.2% of the population

The overarching goal of the Southern California Center for Latino Health (SCCLH) is to understand how these multi-level factors contribute to multiple chronic disease disparities in Latinos across the life course, and to develop and evaluate family-based, culturally sensitive solutions. 

Partner Institutions

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

University of Southern California

1975 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
United States

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

2219 Bath St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States

University of Colorado, Boulder

Ramaley N379A
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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Kaiser Permanente

100 S. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States

SVG
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San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
United States

SVG
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University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

SVG
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University of Southern California

1975 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
United States

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Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

2219 Bath St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States

Team

Leadership

Projects

Project 1 | El SENDERO

Michael Goran, PhD
Co-Lead
Tanya Alderete, PhD
Institution Member

Project 2

Project 3

Cores

Administrative

Michael Goran, PhD
Principal Investigator

Community Engagement

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Co-Director

Administrative

Samuel Klein
Institution Member

Administrative

Tanya Alderete, PhD
Co-Lead

Partner Institutions

University of Southern California

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

Samuel Klein

University of Colorado, Boulder

Tanya Alderete, PhD