Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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- MPH – Epidemiology, San Diego State University (2015)
- BA – Spanish, University of San Diego (2004)
- Health disparities among underserved populations
- Behavioral and social determinants of health
- Survey development, cultural adaptation and validation
- Development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs
- Youth physical activity
- Promotion of health behaviors through social networks
- Global health
Alma Behar is an instructor in the undergraduate program in the School of Public Health (SPH) at San Diego State University (SDSU). She has research training in Latino populations in the U.S. and abroad and has been involved in numerous NIH-funded research projects in areas that include cardiovascular health, childhood obesity, adolescent health, and gender-based health outcomes. Ms. Behar is a doctoral candidate in the SDSU-UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health (Global Health). Her research focuses on assessing the role of social networks in promoting physical activity among socially- and economically-disadvantaged youth. The goal of Ms. Behar’s research is to inform the development of interventions that focus on promoting and sustaining physical activity among underserved youth, not only through their social networks but also by building networks around physical activity (e.g., activity-focused peer mentorship programs).
A list of Ms. Behar’s published work can be found here.