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Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Psychology
Ongoing Projects: Ethnocultural Influences on Women's Experiences of and Responses to Intimate Partner ViolenceResearch about ethnocultural influences on women’s...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Biomedical Engineering
Ongoing Projects: Dr. Ayala's research focuses on developing therapeutic systems that promote optimal healing.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Family & Consumer Sciences
Ongoing Projects: Collegiate Dietary Supplement Study Healthy Runner Study (nutrition education intervention study in collaboration with UCLA & Stanford University...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Kinesiology
Ongoing Projects: Upcoming research ideas include:   • Creating tablet applications to improve physical activity levels
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Family & Consumer Sciences
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Human Development
Ongoing Projects:    During the summer (2020), I am a co-Principal Investigator on a study to assess the impact of COVID-19 on CSU students who face basic needs...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Physical Therapy
Ongoing Projects: My overall research goal examines technology-based exercise strategies to improve physiological and physical function outcomes in adults with chronic...
Institution:
USC
Department:
Preventive Medicine
Ongoing Projects: The objectives of her research are to explain and promote participation in physical activity and healthy dietary behaviors in children, adults, and...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Health Care Administration
Ongoing Projects: Health Seeking Behavior among Children of Migrant Families.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
International Studies
Ongoing Projects: My research is broadly concerned with migration, families, and immigration policies.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Psychology
Ongoing Projects: Broadly, I am interested in examining complex issues that affect ethnic minority populations within organizational contexts.  For example, some of my...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Health Science
Ongoing Projects: Areas of research: • Type 2 diabetes self-management • Obesity prevention • Use of electronic health records for research and monitoring • Tobacco...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Family & Consumer Sciences
Ongoing Projects: 1. Contribute to survey data collection to guide development of a toolkit to promote a shift in social norms around snack selection in youth sports....
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
International Studies
Ongoing Projects: The project my mentee(s) would work on focuses on health outcomes of women migrants from Nepal.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Psychology
Ongoing Projects: My research program focuses on formal and informal learning environments (broadly defined) and how these environments facilitate or hinder individual...
Department:
Social Work
Ongoing Projects: Currently working on a funded qualitative research study examining the impact of COVID-19 on Latinx undocumented communities in Los Angeles. 
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Health Care Administration
Ongoing Projects: Summer 2020: Will look at whether and how nurse staffing could predict hospital performance in the Medicare Hospital Acquired Condition Reduction...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ongoing Projects: 1. Nitrosamine carcinogenesis 2. Wastewater remediation - removing chemical contaminants for direct potable reuse 3. Estrogenic effects in treated...
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Health Science
Ongoing Projects: Measuring and Identifying Multilevel Influences on Sleep (MIMIS): Observational study of sleep in Latinx children, ages 10-12 years old.
Institution:
USC
Department:
Center for Economic and Social Research
Ongoing Projects: My work is in mobile health, childhood obesity and minority populations.
Institution:
CSULB
Department:
Kinesiology
Ongoing Projects: Implementation and Evaluation of Smart Fit Girls (SFG):