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Brown Bag Research Talk

Published August 23, 2019

The CSULB Center for Latino Community Health will be holding its inaugural Brown Bag Research Talk, featuring Dr. Melawhy Garcia, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, as part of Latinx Heritage Month. Brown Bag Research Talks will be held by the Center twice a semester and will feature the research of Latinx faculty and CSULB faculty conducting research on the health of Latinx communities or health disparities. Please RSVP for this event to

Latino Mother’s Perceptions of their Child’s Weight

How does Latino culture play a role in health? Is being “gordito” or “plump” as a child healthy? The research talk will focus on the role of socio-cultural influences on obesity-related attitudes and behaviors among Latino families. Further, the talk with focus on culturally appropriate survey methods associated with perception of weight.


Melawhy Garcia, MPH, PhD

Health Science
Co-Director, CSULB Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation & Leadership Training