2022-2023 Cohort


Anthony Covarrubias, PhD

Pilot Title: Investigation of Immuno-Senescence as a Driver of Metabolic Disease and Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Kimberly D. Narain, MD, MPH, PhD

Kimberly D. Narain, MD, MPH, PhD

Internal Medicine

Pilot Title: Insurance Design to Address Racial & Socioeconomic Disparities in Obesity

pearl quijada

Pearl Quijada, PhD

Pilot Title: Pericyte Proliferation in the Progression of Diabetes-Associated Microvascular Disease

2023-2024 Cohort

Estelle M. Everett, MD

Estelle M. Everett, MD


Pilot Title: Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Pumps in Poorly Controlled Type 1 Diabetes

evelyn vasquez

Evelyn Vazquez, MS, PhD

Pilot Title: A Community-Based Exploration of the Influence of Parental Mental Health on Infant Nutrition in California

karina cunha e rocha

Karina Cunha e Rocha, PhD

Pilot Title: The Role of Adipose Tissue Macrophages-Derived miR-690 on Adipocyte Precursor Cell Maintenance and Adipogenesis

laura cortes

Laura Cortes, PhD

Pilot Title: Neural Control of Thermoregulatory Changes Accompanying Pregnancy

Matthew Romero

Matthew Romero, PhD

Pilot Title: Determining Activated Enhancers in Obesity and Exercise as a Treatment Strategy for Obesity


Gloria Cecilia Galvan Alvarado

Pilot Title: Race, Obesity and the Tumor Microenvironment in Prostate Cancer Disparities