Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Phone: (619) 594-3481
Office: HH 114E
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- PhD Clinical Psychology, Duke University
Health disparities, cancer and obesity prevention
Elva M. Arredondo, Ph.D. is professor of public health at San Diego State University and Core Investigator in the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH). Dr. Arredondo earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Washington, Seattle, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duke University. She completed her clinical internship in behavioral medicine from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Arredondo is a bilingual/bicultural native of Mexico with over 18 years of research experience in examining social determinants of Latino heath, with a focus on physical activity and cancer screening. Dr. Arredondo’s research interests also include developing, implementing, and evaluating multi-level community-based programs that improve the health of ethnic minority and socially/economically disadvantaged communities. She has served as PI, Co-PI or subcontract PI of grants, from sources ranging from the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Her research has resulted in over 130 manuscripts, book chapters, and scientific entries. Although most of Dr. Arredondo’s research has examined the effectiveness of community based interventions, she’s expanding her research to translate and adapt evidence-based interventions into practice.
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