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Selena Nguyen-Rodriguez, PhD, MPH

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Adiposity in Latino youth: Role of psychological and behavioral correlates of short sleep: Observational study of Latino children, ages 10-12 years old. Research assistants work on recruiting participants, data collection and entry, and study tracking. Measures include survey (psychological distress, sleep quality, sleep preferences), accelerometry (sleep duration and activity levels), and body measures (body fat).

 

Also have data available on which to conduct secondary analyses. Variables are related to obesity in minority youth populations, including obesity-related behaviors (e.g., diet, physical activity, sleep), psychosocial correlates of health behavior (e.g., stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, acculturation), metabolic data (e.g., blood pressure, insulin resistance), and adiposity indicators (e.g., BMI, fat%).

 

All research aims to address health disparities in the community.