Obesity Working Group (2005-2009)

Conducted research on the obesity epidemic amongst Latinos in the United State seeking to increase knowledge and awareness of the adverse health consequences of overweight and obesity in the community.  

Working Group Members:

  • Adela de la Torre, Ph.D. Professor of Chicana/o Studies, University of California, Davis
  • Raquel H. Dominguez, St. Francis Center Our Mission is Life
  • Tony Estrada, Ph.D., Professor of Mexican American Studies & Public Health, University of Arizona
  • Victor Ortiz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Latino Latin American Studies, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Tim Ready, Ph.D., Director of Research, Institute for Latino Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Victoria Santiago, Researcher, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY Hunter College
  • Richard Santos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, University of Mexico
  • Research funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health