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Major Area(s) of Study
Professor SDSU Behavioral Medicine
Address 619-241-1376 9245 Sky Park Ct. #221 / San Diego, CA 92123

Graduate Institution

Duke University

Research Description

Dr. Arredondo’s research is in the area of health disparities. Her research focuses on the development, implementation and evaluation of multilevel interventions that improve the health of ethnic and sexual minorities and socially/economically disadvantaged communities. As Co-Lead of the Intervention Methods Group in HealthLINK, Dr. Arredondo supports researchers seeking to develop new or adapt existing evidence-based interventions for different populations and settings. Currently, Dr. Arredondo and her team are pilot testing the effectiveness of a 12-week mother-daughter intervention (Conmigo) promoting physical activity in pre-adolescent Latinas compared to a control condition. Dr. Arredondo is also adapting a church-based multi-level intervention promoting physical activity in Latinas to diverse contexts. And, Dr. Arredondo and her team are developing a program to test the effectiveness of a promotor led colorectal cancer screening program for Latino communities. Dr. Arredondo’s overarching goal is to translate and scale up evidence based interventions that promote physical activity and cancer screening in diverse communities.

Representative Publications
  • Arredondo, E.M., Dumbauld J.N., Milla, M., Madanat, H., Coronado, G., Haughton J., Wells, K., Garcia-Bigley, F., Ramers C., Nodora J., Bharti B., López J., Díaz M., Marquez, J., & Gupta., S. (2021). A promotor-led pilot study to increase colorectal cancer screening in Latinos: The Juntos Contra el Cáncer program. Health Promotion Practice. Jul;22(4):491-501. doi: 10.1177/1524839920912240.

  • Arredondo, E.M., Ayala, G.X., Soto, S., Slymen, D., Horton, L.A., Parada, H., Campbell, N., Ibarra, L., Engelberg, M., & Elder, J.P. (2018). Latina mothers as agents of change in children’s eating habits: Findings from the randomized controlled trial Entre Familia: Reflejos de Salud. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1), 95. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0714-0

  • Arredondo, E.M., Elder, J.P., Haughton, J., Slymen, D.J., Sallis, J.F., Perez, L.G., Serrano, N., Parra, M.T., Valdivia, R., & Ayala, G.X. (2017). Fe en Acción: Promoting Physical Activity Among Churchgoing Latinas. American Journal of Public Health, 107(7), 1109-1115. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.303785

  • Mazzucca S, Arredondo E, Hoelscher DM, Haire-Joshu D, Tabak RG, Kumanyika SK, Brownson RC. (2021). Expanding Implementation Research to Prevent Chronic Diseases in Community Settings. Annual Review of Public Health. 42:1, 135-158. //


Guadalupe X. Ayala / John Elder / Noe Crespo / Lilian Perez / Sandra Soto / Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez