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. 

SCCLH Website

Partner Institutions

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

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Kaiser Permanente

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

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University of Southern California

1975 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
United States

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University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093
United States

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San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182
United States

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Sansum Diabetes Research Institute

2219 Bath St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
United States

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University of Colorado, Boulder

Ramaley N379A
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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Cedars-Sinai Medical

8700 Beverly Boulevard #2900A
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States

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California State University, Long Beach

1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840
United States

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Public Health Foundation Enterprises

13300 Crossroads Pkwy N
City of Industry, CA 91746
United States

Projects

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Early Life Social, Environmental, and Nutritional Determinants of Disease (El SENDERO)
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

SCCLH: #1
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Family, Responsibility, Education, Support, and Health for Latino Caregivers (FRESH-LC)
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

SCCLH: #2
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Food Prescriptions to Promote Affordable Diets that Meet RDAs among Multi-Generational Latino Households
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

SCCLH: #3
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Mi Control! Intervention
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4661 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
United States

SCCLH: #4

Team

Leadership

Michael Goran, PhD
Principal Investigator & Director
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Co-Investigator & Associate Director
John Elder, MA, MPH, PhD
Co-Investigator

Projects

Michael Goran, PhD
Co-Lead
Tanya Alderete, PhD
Co-Lead
Alaina Vidmar
Co-Investigator
Kayla de la Haye, PhD
Co-Investigator
Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS
Co-Investigator
Carla Flores, MPH
Co-Investigator
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Biostatistician
Payal Shah, MS
Program Manager
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Biostatistician
Kerri Boutelle, PhD
Principal Investigator
Dawn Eichen, PhD
Co-Principal Investigator
(Kay) Rhee Kyung, FAAP, MA, MD, MSc
Co-Principal Investigator
Payal Shah, MS
Program Manager
Sean Hashmi, FASN, MD, MS
Co-Investigator
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Biostatistician
Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH
Principal Investigator
Galina Inzhakova, MPH
Project Manager
Payal Shah, MS
Program Manager
David Black, PhD, MPH
Principal Investigator

Cores

Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Biostatistician
Samuel Klein
Member
Tanya Alderete, PhD
Co-Lead
Anna Peare, MPH
Program Manager
Michele Kipke, PhD
Director
Adriana Argaiz, MSSP
Associate Director
Anna Peare, MPH
Member
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
Member
Rosa Barahona, BA
Member
Nicole Wolfe, PhD
Member
Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD
Director
Michele Kipke, PhD
Director
Kayla de la Haye, PhD
Co-Director
John Elder, MA, MPH, PhD
Co-Director
Matthew Allison, MD, MPH
Mentor
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, PhD
Mentor
Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez, MPH, PhD
Mentor
Shannon Whaley, PhD
Mentor
Hooman Allayee, PhD
Mentor
Marymar Vacio
Project Assistant
Anna Peare, MPH
Member
Elva Arredondo, PhD
Member
Sean Hashmi, FASN, MD, MS
Member
John Wilson, PhD
Member
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Member
Mahsa Babaei, PhD
Member
Anna Peare, MPH
Member

Working Groups

Member
Nicole Wolfe, PhD
Member
Adriana Argaiz, MSSP
Member
Rosa Barahona, BA
Member
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Member
Michele Kipke, PhD
Member
Anna Peare, MPH
Member
Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD
Member
Kayla de la Haye, PhD
Member
John Elder, MA, MPH, PhD
Member
Karla Torres
Member
Carla Flores, MPH
Member
Galina Inzhakova, MPH
Member
Anna Peare, MPH
Member
Brittney Sweetser, CHES, MPH
Member
Michael Manzano
Member

Partner Institutions

Michael Goran, PhD
Michele Kipke, PhD
Anna Peare, MPH
Alaina Vidmar
Rohit Kohli, MBBS, MS
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD
Mahsa Babaei, PhD
Deborah Cohen, MD, MPH
Sean Hashmi, FASN, MD, MS
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
Nicole Wolfe, PhD
Marymar Vacio
Hooman Allayee, PhD
Donna Spruijt-Metz, PhD
John Wilson, PhD
Michele Kipke, PhD
Adriana Argaiz, MSSP
Rosa Barahona, BA
Kayla de la Haye, PhD
Abigail Horn, PhD
Genevieve Dunton, MPH, PhD
Kerri Boutelle, PhD
Matthew Allison, MD, MPH
Dawn Eichen, PhD
(Kay) Rhee Kyung, FAAP, MA, MD, MSc
Brittney Sweetser, CHES, MPH
Michael Manzano
Jeremy Landeo-Gutierrez, MPH, MD
John Elder, MA, MPH, PhD
Elva Arredondo, PhD
Samuel Klein
Rachyl Pines, PhD
Suzanne Phelan, PhD
Tanya Alderete, PhD
Sarah-Jeanne Salvy, PhD
Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez, MPH, PhD
Shannon Whaley, PhD
Christopher Anderson, MSPH, PhD