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Diabetes Brain Study: A study to better understand the link between diabetes and brain health

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior, and causes severe memory loss over time, known as dementia. Diabetes increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Latinos have a higher risk of developing both diabetes and Alzheimer's but are underrepresented in research. We are studying...

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The Genetics of Liver Fat (GoLF): Contributions of Genes and Liver Fat to Diabetes Risk in Mexican Americans

Diabetes affects millions of people in the United States, and Latinos are at higher risk. The liver plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. At the University of Southern California (USC), we are seeking participants for an ongoing study to investigate how differences in your genes impact liver fat...

Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trial

Prevention of stroke involves managing and treating risk factors. Most strokes are caused when blood flow to a portion of the brain is blocked. One place this often happens is in the carotid artery. This blockage is called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The purpose of this trial is...

Developing Dynamic Theories for Behavior Change

Unhealthy behaviors contribute to the majority of chronic diseases, which account for 86% of all healthcare spending in the US. Despite a great deal of research, the development of behavior change interventions that are effective, scalable, and sustainable remains challenging. Recent advances in mobile sensing and smartphone-based technologies have led...