Diet, Exercise, and Obesity

Active Projects: 18

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Optimizing lifestyle interventions with mindfulness-based strategies in type 2 diabetes Frederick Hecht, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
From bugs to brains: the gut microbiome in paediatric multiple sclerosis Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Launching the Digital Food Industry Documents Archive Claire Brindis, DrPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Advancing Sugary Beverage Reforms Through the Private Sector (Toolkit) Laura Schmidt, PhD Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Health Systems Strengthening
Reducing obesity: Sugar, Stress and Environment Elissa Epel, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Systems-level role of GSK3 in colonic epithelium homeostasis and drug resistance Steven Altschuler, PhD Cancer/Oncology, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
The Melanocortin-4 Receptor in Human Obesity Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Comparative effectiveness of specific carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets to induce remission in patients with Crohns disease Uma Mahadevan, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Healthy Beverages in Childcare: Putting Policy into Practice Abbey Alkon, RN, PhD, FAAN Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics, Policy and Standards of Care
Factors associated with obesity in preschool-age Chinese children and maternal type 2 diabetes in Taiwan and China Jyu-Lin Chen, RN, PhD, FAAN Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Reducing dietary risks associated with noncommunicable disease Lynn Silver, MD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
UCSF Nutrition Obesity Research Center Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Diet and relapse risk in pediatric MS Emmanuelle Waubant, MD, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Neurology and Mental Health
Optical Body Composition and Health Assessment John Shepherd, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
The Impact of School Water Access on Child Food and Beverage Intake and Obesity Anisha Patel, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
UCSF-Stanford Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science Kathleen Giacomini, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Policy and Standards of Care
Enhanced Primary Care Nutrition and Screen time Education to Prevent Obesity in Latino Infants Amy Beck, MD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Newborn and Infant Health
Shape up! Kids John Shepherd, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity

Active Projects: 64

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Prevention Interventions in Hispanic and Anglo Children Christine Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Substance Abuse
Systematic Identification of Pathways Contributing Diabetes and Obesity in Human Patients: C. Elegans RNAi Screen Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Systematic Identification of Pathways Contributing Diabetes and Obesity in Human Patients: C. Elegans RNAi Screen Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Maternal Depression and Infant Weight Gain in a Latino Cohort Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Neurology and Mental Health
Functional Genomic Analysis of Fat and Sterol Metabolic Disease Genes Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
A Pilot Study of an Integrated Diet/Exercise and Stress-Reduction Meditation Intervention for Obesity with Metabolic Syndrome Features Frederick Hecht, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Public Health Trust Lead in Mexican Candies Grant Program - Education Materials Stuart Heard, PharmD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
UC Davis USDA Economic Research Service RIDGE Program Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity
The Role of Migration and Aculturation in Childhood Obesity Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics, Immigration and Migration
Obesity, Oxidative Stress, and Diabetes in Older Adults Alka Kanaya, MD Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Genetic Analysis of C. Elegans Fat Regulatory Network Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Endothelial Function and Glucose Tolerance in South Asians Alka Kanaya, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
UCSF-Kaiser Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Program Ruth Greenblatt, MD HIV/AIDS, Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Cancer/Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment, Women's Health, UCSF Professional Education
Strengthening Indigenous Food Identity and Minimizing Chronic Disease Risk Margaret Handley, PhD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Physical Activity to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes Risk Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Risk Reduction and Prevention
Comprehensive Analysis of Regulatory Mechanism of Fat Biology Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Understanding How Latino Parents Make Decisions Regarding Their Infants and Toddlers Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Participation in Screen Time Activities Amy Beck, MD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Effects of Exercise on Aging among Older Persons with HIV -- Pilot Study Frederick Hecht, MD HIV/AIDS, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Latino Parents' Beliefs Regarding Infant Solid Food Consumption Amy Beck, MD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Preconception Health and Health Care Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Women's Health, Pediatrics
Outcomes Modeling for VA Return on Investment Analysis Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Health Economics and Effectiveness
Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome (RHYTHMS) Study Alka Kanaya, MD Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for At-Risk Adolescents Training Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Neurology and Mental Health, Adolescent Health
Evaluating on-site learning gardens in early childhood education Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Neighborhood Effects on Weight Change and Diabetes Risk Factors Nancy Adler, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
CHEER NETWORK Infrastructure Grant and Retrospective Data Capture Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
VBM Analysis of Hip CT Images from Weight Loss Study - Federal Contract Thomas Lang, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Aging
Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Early Weight Loss Nomograms for Exclusively Breastfed Newborns Valerie Flaherman, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Newborn and Infant Health
Assessment of Growth of Infants Fed Starter Formulas with Modified Protein and Synbiotics Michael Cabana, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Newborn and Infant Health
The CYGNET Study: Environmental and Genetic Determinants of Maturation of Girls Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Women's Health, Adolescent Health
SugarScience Toolkit Laura Schmidt, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Maternal Depression and Child Weight Gain in a Latino Cohort Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Neurology and Mental Health, Women's Health, Pediatrics, Newborn and Infant Health
Metabolic Impact of Fructose Restriction in Obese Children Robert Lustig, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Improving Breastfeeding Outcomes by Interventions Targeted Toward At-Risk Infants Valerie Flaherman, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Newborn and Infant Health
Evaluation of a Primary Care-Based Intervention to Reduce Consumption of Sugar-sweetened Beverages and 100% Fruit Juice Among Latino Children Amy Beck, MD, MPH Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Stress, Obesity, and Telomere Length in Latino Infants and Toddlers Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Building Community Capacity to Improve School Water Access Anisha Patel, MD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Environmental Effects on Disparities in Smoking and Obesity among Women Paula Braveman, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Women's Health
Identification and Functional Characaterization of SIM1 Obesity-Associated Variants Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Risk Reduction and Prevention
Dietary Intake, Toddler Obesity and Telomere Length Janet Wojcicki, MD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity
Therapy for Obesity-Associated Stress Urinary Incontinence Tom Lue, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Vitamin D to Prevent Severe Asthma Exacerbations in High-Risk Children Michael Cabana, MD, MPH Chronic Respiratory Disease, Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Adolescents with Eating Disorders Project - The Baker Foundation Collaboration with the University of Melbourne Daniel Le Grange, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Adolescent Health
Community Partnering to Encourage Healthy Beverage Intake through Child Care Anisha Patel, MD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Training Services for Contra Costa County Mental Health Services Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Neurology and Mental Health, Adolescent Health
Cultural adaptation of non-communicable disease health promotion and education programs for North American Indigenous populations: A systematic review Trudy Nasmith, MS Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Substance Abuse
Increasing Water Intake In Lieu of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages among Latino Youth Anisha Patel, MD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Addressing Disparities in Chronic Disease with a Teen and Young Adult Focus Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, MD, PhD Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
The Early Limited Formula Study Valerie Flaherman, MD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Newborn and Infant Health
Technology development for rapid detection and diagnosis of metabolic disorders Laura Jelliffe, PhD, MS Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity
Evaluating the Impact of the Water in School Food Service Area Laws: Current Implementation and Future Policy Directions Anisha Patel, MD Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Pediatrics
Developing and Implementing a Heart Healthy Integrative Diet for Chinese American Patients Jane Jih, MD, MPH Cardiovascular Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
University of California Global Health Institute Program for Fellows and Scholars Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Zoonosis, Emerging Disease, and Drug Resistance, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), HIV/AIDS, Opportunistic Infection, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Surgery and Anesthesia, Cancer/Oncology, Cardiovascular Disease, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Diabetes, Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Eye Disease and Blindness, Oral Health, Drug and Diagnostics Development, Immunology, Genetics, Pharmacology and Drug Treatment, Neurology and Mental Health, Dementia and Cognitive Impairment, Trauma and PTSD, Women's Health, Aging, Labor and Delivery, Family Planning, Pediatrics, Newborn and Infant Health, Adolescent Health, Health Economics and Effectiveness, Access or Barriers to Care, Immigration and Migration, Stigma and Discrimination, Smoking and Tobacco, Policy and Standards of Care, Systematic Reviews and Guideline Development, Epidemiology and Surveillance, Triangulation, Global Strategic Information, Implementation and Behavioral Science, Engagement in Care, Substance Abuse, Treatment Adherence, Health Systems Strengthening, Risk Reduction and Prevention, Residencies, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Training
Understanding the risk of obesity in food-insecure children: the hidden role of stress Cindy Leung, ScD, MPH Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Trauma and PTSD, Pediatrics
Obesity, Body Fat Distribution and Cancer Risk in the Multiethnic Cohort (Core C) John Shepherd, PhD Cancer/Oncology, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Family Child Care Nutrition Pilot Intervention Project Abbey Alkon, RN, PhD, FAAN Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
The Selective Marketing of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) to Children: An Analysis of Internal Industry Documents Laura Schmidt, PhD Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Pediatrics
Mitochondrial Uncoupling and Thermogenesis in Adipose Tissues Yuriy Kirichok, PhD Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Aging
Creating an Evidence Base to Limit Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption in Argentina Alicia Fernandez, MD Diabetes, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Policy and Standards of Care, Systematic Reviews and Guideline Development, Implementation and Behavioral Science
UCSF Prevention Research Center: SIP 14-026 Coordination of NOPREN Network and Implementing Nutrition Priorities across US Food Banks Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD Noncommunicable and/or Chronic Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity
Lipogenesis, Lipoprotein Flux & CVD Risk: Role of Meal Composition & Frequency Kathleen Mulligan, PhD Diet, Exercise, and Obesity
Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Education for the Collaborative Care of Children with Chronic Conditions (INPEC5) Naomi Schapiro, RN, PhD, PNP Occupational and Environmental Disease, Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Malnutrition, Micronutrients, Food Insecurity, Oral Health, Pediatrics, Residencies, Fellowships, and Postdoctoral Training
The Impact of the Park Environment on Water Consumption Jeffery Ezennia, MS Diet, Exercise, and Obesity, Implementation and Behavioral Science