You’re invited… Population-Based Approaches to Promoting Healthy Eating presented by Guadalupe X. “Suchi” Ayala, Ph.D., MPH


CSUSM Health Disparities Working Group invites you to the
Distinguished Public Health Speaker Series

Population-Based Approaches to Promoting Healthy Eating

presented by

Guadalupe X. “Suchi” Ayala, PhD, MPH

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
Talk: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Meet & Greet: 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

California State University San Marcos
University Student Union Ballroom C
Light refreshments will be served

Individuals with disabilities, who would like to attend this event, please contact Richard Armenta (760-750-7364) regarding any special accommodation needs. It is requested that individuals requiring auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations in an effective and timely manner.

Sponsored by 2018-2019 CSUSM Institutionally Related Activities student fees

Dr. Guadalupe X. “Suchi” Ayala is a Professor of Public Health at San Diego State University (SDSU) and also directs the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health (IBACH) and SDSU HealthLINK.

SDSU HealthLINK is an endowment from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to build a research infrastructure that supports the use of new technologies and big data in health disparities research. She has a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from California State University San Marcos, as well as an MPH in Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at SDSU. This combination of degrees reflects her interest in teasing out what factors are associated with health behaviors and testing strategies for improving them.

Ayala led the development of numerous evidence-based interventions, including multi-component interventions which involved working with small-to-medium-sized Latino grocery stores (tiendas) to increase fruit and vegetable consumption among store customers through social and structural changes; preventing and controlling childhood obesity through policy, systems and environmental changes; and, working with restaurants to promote healthy child menus.

For more information, please contact:
Assistant Professor Richard Armenta
Department of Kinesiology

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