In collaboration with Latino communities, promotores (community health workers), and community clinics, UC San Diego researchers are creating a precision medicine community-based approach to mitigate childhood trauma, build resiliency to toxic stress, and reduce childhood obesity within the Latino community.
The team is developing and implementing a community-designed intervention tailored to different families according to their unique needs. The network and system of learning and improvement will strengthen communications, needs assessment, and researcher-community relationships to better design and deliver the right preventive and treatment services at the right time.
In the News
Interview (audio): Lead PI Dr. Gary Firestein and Co-PI Blanca Melendrez explain research on KPBS Midday Edition
UC San Diego Health Newsroom discusses research on how to reduce obesity among Latino children with precision
UC San Diego Gets $3 Million To Reduce Latino Childhood Obesity
ACTRI receives grant for ACEs research from State of California