Elva Arredondo, PhD
I am a tenured Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health, Co-Director of the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health (Health Behavior track), and Senior Core Investigator in the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH) at San Diego State University. I am a bilingual/bicultural native of Mexico with over 18 years of research experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based programs that improve the health of ethnic minority and socially/economically disadvantaged communities. Since attaining my doctoral degree in 2003, I have served as PI, Co-PI or subcontract PI of 16 grants funded by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Cancer Society, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others. My research focuses on developing evidence-based multi-level interventions to reduce chronic diseases among Latino and other underserved communities. This research has results in over 100 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and scientific entries. Currently, I am also the Principal Investigator of a the SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Partnership which aims to identify effective, sustainable, and disseminable methods to prevent and control cancer in the U.S. Latino/Hispanic population (U54CA132384).