Project Title/Research Interests: Attitudes Toward Engaging in a Culturally Tailored Lifestyle Change Intervention among Los Angeles-Area Latina Pre-pregnant Women: A Telephone Survey

Ms. Luong earned her BS in Biochemistry/Cell Biology from the University of California San Diego and her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. Since 2013, Ms. Luong has been working with Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Department of Research & Evaluation and has supported various research projects within the fields of cancer (bladder, pancreas), hypertension, ophthalmology, and outpatient safety. For her doctorate, Ms. Luong will explore the intersection of food policy and health outcomes, particularly obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. She is also interested in pursuing work that contributes to a more equitable and sustainable food system to support the health of local, national, and global communities.