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Guadalupe Ayala
Title Principal Investigator
Faculty Rank Professor
Degree MA, PhD, MPH
Institution San Diego State University
Department School of Public Health
Clusters Cancer
Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Community Engagement
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
Women's Health and Reproductive Biology
9245 Sky Park Court
Suite 221
City San Diego
State CA
Postal Code 92123
Telephone 6195946686
Fax 6195942998
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1. Arredondo EM, Ayala GX, Soto S, Slymen DJ, Horton LA, Parada H, Campbell N, Ibarra L, Engelberg M, Elder JP. Latina mothers as agents of change in children's eating habits: findings from the randomized controlled trial Entre Familia: Reflejos de Salud. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2018 10 01; 15(1):95.
2. Park S, Ayala GX, Sharkey JR, Blanck HM. Knowledge of Health Conditions Associated With Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Intake Is Low Among US Hispanic Adults. Am J Health Promot. 2018 Jan 01; 890117118774206.
3. Ayala GX, Castro IA, Pickrel JL, Lin SF, Williams CB, Madanat H, Jun HJ, Zive M. A Cluster Randomized Trial to Promote Healthy Menu Items for Children: The Kids' Choice Restaurant Program. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 12 01; 14(12).
4. Kowitt SD, Ayala GX, Cherrington AL, Horton LA, Safford MM, Soto S, Tang TS, Fisher EB. Examining the Support Peer Supporters Provide Using Structural Equation Modeling: Nondirective and Directive Support in Diabetes Management. Ann Behav Med. 2017 Dec; 51(6):810-821.
5. Sanchez-Flack J, Pickrel JL, Belch G, Lin SF, Anderson CAM, Martinez ME, Arredondo EM, Ayala GX. Examination of the Relationship between In-Store Environmental Factors and Fruit and Vegetable Purchasing among Hispanics. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 10 27; 14(11).
6. Behar AI, Crespo NC, Garcia ML, Ayala GX, Campbell N, Shadron LM, Elder JP. Validation of a Shortened Version of the Children's Eating Behavior Questionnaire and Associations with BMI in a Clinical Sample of Latino Children. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2018 Apr; 50(4):372-378.e1.
7. Velez D, Palomo-Zerfas A, Nunez-Alvarez A, Ayala GX, Finlayson TL. Facilitators and Barriers to Dental Care Among Mexican Migrant Women and Their Families in North San Diego County. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 10; 19(5):1216-1226.
8. Soto SH, Arredondo EM, Marcus B, Shakya HB, Roesch S, Ayala GX. Effects of Latino children on their mothers' dietary intake and dietary behaviors: The role of children's acculturation and the mother-child acculturation gap. Soc Sci Med. 2017 10; 191:125-133.
9. Ayala GX, Molina M, Madanat H, Nichols JF, McKenzie TL, Ji M, Holguin M, Cuestas L, Sumek C, Labarca C, Elvira S, Arredondo EM, Elder JP. Intervention Effects on Latinas' Physical Activity and Other Health Indicators. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Mar; 52(3S3):S279-S283.
10. Garcini LM, Renzaho AMN, Molina M, Ayala GX. Health-related quality of life among Mexican-origin Latinos: the role of immigration legal status. Ethn Health. 2018 07; 23(5):566-581.
11. Parada H, Ayala GX, Horton LA, Ibarra L, Arredondo EM. Latino fathers' feeding-related parenting strategies on children's eating. Ecol Food Nutr. 2016 May-Jun; 55(3):292-307.
12. Ayala GX, Castro IA, Pickrel JL, Williams CB, Lin SF, Madanat H, Jun HJ, Zive M. A restaurant-based intervention to promote sales of healthy children's menu items: the Kids' Choice Restaurant Program cluster randomized trial. BMC Public Health. 2016 Mar 10; 16:250.
13. Soto SC, Arredondo EM, Horton LA, Ayala GX. Validation of the modified Parenting Strategies for Eating and Physical Activity Scale-Diet (PEAS-Diet) in Latino children. Appetite. 2016 Mar 01; 98:55-62.
14. Arredondo EM, Haughton J, Ayala GX, Slymen DJ, Sallis JF, Burke K, Holub C, Chanson D, Perez LG, Valdivia R, Ryan S, Elder J. Fe en Accion/Faith in Action: Design and implementation of a church-based randomized trial to promote physical activity and cancer screening among churchgoing Latinas. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):404-415.
15. Ayala GX, Ibarra L, Cherrington AL, Parada H, Horton L, Ji M, Elder JP. Puentes hacia una mejor vida (Bridges to a Better Life): Outcome of a Diabetes Control Peer Support Intervention. Ann Fam Med. 2015 Aug; 13 Suppl 1:S9-17.
16. Ayala GX, Baquero B, Pickrel JL, Mayer J, Belch G, Rock CL, Linnan L, Gittelsohn J, Sanchez-Flack J, Elder JP. A store-based intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption: The El Valor de Nuestra Salud cluster randomized controlled trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 May; 42:228-38.
17. Madanat H, Molina M, Din H, Mintle R, Arredondo EM, Elder JP, Patrick K, Lemus H, Medina V, Ayala GX. Correlates of measured prehypertension and hypertension in Latina women living along the US-Mexico border, 2007-2009. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014 Oct 23; 11:E186.
18. Ayala GX, Carnethon M, Arredondo E, Delamater AM, Perreira K, Van Horn L, Himes JH, Eckfeldt JH, Bangdiwala SI, Santisteban DA, Isasi CR. Theoretical foundations of the Study of Latino (SOL) Youth: implications for obesity and cardiometabolic risk. Ann Epidemiol. 2014 Jan; 24(1):36-43.
19. Elder JP, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Talavera GA, McKenzie TL, Hoffman L, Cuestas L, Molina M, Patrick K. Community health partnerships for chronic disease prevention among Latinos: the San Diego Prevention Research Center. J Prim Prev. 2013 Apr; 34(1-2):17-29.
20. Ayala GX, Laska MN, Zenk SN, Tester J, Rose D, Odoms-Young A, McCoy T, Gittelsohn J, Foster GD, Andreyeva T. Stocking characteristics and perceived increases in sales among small food store managers/owners associated with the introduction of new food products approved by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Sep; 15(9):1771-9.
21. Eisenberg CM, Ayala GX, Crespo NC, Lopez NV, Zive MM, Corder K, Wood C, Elder JP. Examining multiple parenting behaviors on young children's dietary fat consumption. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2012 Jul-Aug; 44(4):302-9.
22. Lopez NV, Ayala GX, Corder K, Eisenberg CM, Zive MM, Wood C, Elder JP. Parent support and parent-mediated behaviors are associated with children's sugary beverage consumption. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2012 Apr; 112(4):541-7.
23. Crespo NC, Elder JP, Ayala GX, Slymen DJ, Campbell NR, Sallis JF, McKenzie TL, Baquero B, Arredondo EM. Results of a multi-level intervention to prevent and control childhood obesity among Latino children: the Aventuras Para Niños Study. Ann Behav Med. 2012 Feb; 43(1):84-100.
24. Arredondo EM, Mendelson T, Elder JP, Marshall SJ, La Flair L, Ayala GX. The relation of medical conditions to depressive symptoms among Latinos: leisure time physical activity as a mediator. J Health Psychol. 2012 Jul; 17(5):742-52.
25. Ayala GX. Effects of a promotor-based intervention to promote physical activity: Familias Sanas y Activas. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2261-8.
26. Crespo NC, Ayala GX, Vercammen-Grandjean CD, Slymen DJ, Elder JP. Socio-demographic disparities of childhood asthma. J Child Health Care. 2011 Dec; 15(4):358-69.
27. Ayala GX, Elder JP. Qualitative methods to ensure acceptability of behavioral and social interventions to the target population. J Public Health Dent. 2011; 71 Suppl 1:S69-79.
28. Hoerster KD, Beddawi S, Michael Peddecord K, Ayala GX. Healthcare use among California farmworkers: predisposing and enabling factors. J Immigr Minor Health. 2010 Aug; 12(4):506-12.
29. Ayala GX, Vaz L, Earp JA, Elder JP, Cherrington A. Outcome effectiveness of the lay health advisor model among Latinos in the United States: an examination by role. Health Educ Res. 2010 Oct; 25(5):815-40.
30. Ayala GX, Elder JP, Campbell NR, Arredondo E, Baquero B, Crespo NC, Slymen DJ. Longitudinal intervention effects on parenting of the Aventuras para Niños study. Am J Prev Med. 2010 Feb; 38(2):154-62.
31. Baquero B, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Campbell NR, Slymen DJ, Gallo L, Elder JP. Secretos de la Buena Vida: processes of dietary change via a tailored nutrition communication intervention for Latinas. Health Educ Res. 2009 Oct; 24(5):855-66.
32. Ayala GX, Yeatts K, Carpenter DM. Factors associated with asthma management self-efficacy among 7th and 8th grade students. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Sep; 34(8):862-8.
33. Elder JP, Ayala GX, Parra-Medina D, Talavera GA. Health communication in the Latino community: issues and approaches. Annu Rev Public Health. 2009; 30:227-51.
34. Larios SE, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Baquero B, Elder JP. Development and validation of a scale to measure Latino parenting strategies related to children's obesigenic behaviors. The parenting strategies for eating and activity scale (PEAS). Appetite. 2009 Feb; 52(1):166-72.
35. Ayala GX, Baquero B, Klinger S. A systematic review of the relationship between acculturation and diet among Latinos in the United States: implications for future research. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Aug; 108(8):1330-44.
36. Ayala GX, Ornelas I, Rhodes SD, Amell JW, Dodds JM, Mebane E, Horton E, Montano J, Armstrong-Brown J, Eng E. Correlates of dietary intake among men involved in the MAN for Health study. Am J Mens Health. 2009 Sep; 3(3):201-13.
37. Ayala GX, Rogers M, Arredondo EM, Campbell NR, Baquero B, Duerksen SC, Elder JP. Away-from-home food intake and risk for obesity: examining the influence of context. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 May; 16(5):1002-8.
38. Martinez SM, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Finch B, Elder J. Active transportation and acculturation among Latino children in San Diego County. Prev Med. 2008 Sep; 47(3):313-8.
39. Pichon LC, Arredondo EM, Roesch S, Sallis JF, Ayala GX, Elder JP. The relation of acculturation to Latinas' perceived neighborhood safety and physical activity: a structural equation analysis. Ann Behav Med. 2007 Nov-Dec; 34(3):295-303.
40. Duerksen SC, Elder JP, Arredondo EM, Ayala GX, Slymen DJ, Campbell NR, Baquero B. Family restaurant choices are associated with child and adult overweight status in Mexican-American families. J Am Diet Assoc. 2007 May; 107(5):849-53.
41. Ayala GX, Baquero B, Arredondo EM, Campbell N, Larios S, Elder JP. Association between family variables and Mexican American children's dietary behaviors. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2007 Mar-Apr; 39(2):62-9.
42. Ayala GX, Mickens L, Galindo P, Elder JP. Acculturation and body image perception among Latino youth. Ethn Health. 2007 Jan; 12(1):21-41.
43. Arredondo EM, Elder JP, Ayala GX, Campbell N, Baquero B, Duerksen S. Is parenting style related to children's healthy eating and physical activity in Latino families? Health Educ Res. 2006 Dec; 21(6):862-71.
44. Elder JP, Ayala GX, Campbell NR, Arredondo EM, Slymen DJ, Baquero B, Zive M, Ganiats TG, Engelberg M. Long-term effects of a communication intervention for Spanish-dominant Latinas. Am J Prev Med. 2006 Aug; 31(2):159-66.
45. Slymen DJ, Ayala GX, Arredondo EM, Elder JP. A demonstration of modeling count data with an application to physical activity. Epidemiol Perspect Innov. 2006 Mar 21; 3:3.
46. Arredondo EM, Elder JP, Ayala GX, Slymen D, Campbell NR. Association of a traditional vs shared meal decision-making and preparation style with eating behavior of Hispanic women in San Diego County. J Am Diet Assoc. 2006 Jan; 106(1):38-45.
47. Arredondo EM, Elder JP, Ayala GX, Campbell NR. Is church attendance associated with Latinas' health practices and self-reported health? Am J Health Behav. 2005 Nov-Dec; 29(6):502-11.
48. Elder JP, Ayala GX, Campbell NR, Slymen D, Lopez-Madurga ET, Engelberg M, Baquero B. Interpersonal and print nutrition communication for a Spanish-dominant Latino population: Secretos de la Buena Vida. Health Psychol. 2005 Jan; 24(1):49-57.
49. Slymen DJ, Elder JP, Litrownik AJ, Ayala GX, Campbell NR. Some methodologic issues in analyzing data from a randomized adolescent tobacco and alcohol use prevention trial. J Clin Epidemiol. 2003 Apr; 56(4):332-40.
50. Elder JP, Litrownik AJ, Slymen DJ, Campbell NR, Parra-Medina D, Choe S, Lee V, Ayala GX. Tobacco and alcohol use-prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2002 Nov; 23(4):269-75.
51. Ayala GX, Elder JP, Campbell NR, Engelberg M, Olson S, Moreno C, Serrano V. Nutrition communication for a Latino community: formative research foundations. Fam Community Health. 2001 Oct; 24(3):72-87.
52. Litrownik AJ, Elder JP, Campbell NR, Ayala GX, Slymen DJ, Parra-Medina D, Zavala FB, Lovato CY. Evaluation of a tobacco and alcohol use prevention program for Hispanic migrant adolescents: promoting the protective factor of parent-child communication. Prev Med. 2000 Aug; 31(2 Pt 1):124-33.
53. Elder JP, Ayala GX, Harris S. Theories and intervention approaches to health-behavior change in primary care. Am J Prev Med. 1999 Nov; 17(4):275-84.

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