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-CPHHD student Jeremiah Garza publishes paper on overweight and obesity among Puerto Rican Youth




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Welcome to the Center for Population Health and Health Disparities!

The UCLA-USC Center for Population Health and Health Disparities works in East Los Angeles, a predominately Latino, urban community with high rates of obesity-related chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and stroke. The center has three health projects based in East LA that work towards the common goal of reducing cardiovascular disease risk among community members. The Center's activities are supported by a generous research Center grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 


Home Makeovers

Project 1: Home Makeovers

Have you ever thought about the fact that what you eat on a day to day basis is greatly influenced by the types of food you keep in your cupboards, refrigerator, and on the counter? Or have you ever thought about keeping your shoes near the door to encourage yourself to go outside and exercise. In the home makeover, we teach families about how small changes in the home can have a big impact on the waistline. Read more...

Hard Science

Project 2: Bench Science

This project will examine cardiovascular disease risk factors at the physiological level. This cutting edge research project, which will focus on US-born and immigrant Latinos, will provide more context to the 'Latino paradox.' Read more...


Market Makeovers

Project 3: Market Makeovers

Did you know that some areas of Los Angeles are what public health experts call 'food deserts,' or places that lack access to comprehensive grocery stores and other sources of fresh fruits and vegetables? In the market makeover project, we will work with four local corner stores to increase access and marketing of fruits and vegetables in East LA. Read more...

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