In the News

Aug. 1, 2022

Hala Madanat, interim Vice President for the Division of Research & Innovation and former director of the San Diego State University School of Public Health, has been named to the permanent vice president role. Her appointment became effective August 1. Click for full SDSU Newscenter article.

July 31,2022

Project Conmigo: SDSU and YMCA are helping Latina mothers and daughters build stronger bonds. Click for full San Diego Union-Tribune article.

May 15, 2020

Due to the pandemic, the San Diego State University School of Public Health conducted an online graduation ceremony. Here is a link to the festivities, presented in 3 parts. It is downloadable with no “sign-up,” advertisements, or similar inconvenience. Enjoy!
SDSU SPH 2020 Graduation video
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Jan. 22, 2019

Guadalupe X. Ayala, Ph.D. received the the Wang Family Excellence Award for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship. The Wang Family Excellence Award recognizes four outstanding CSU faculty members and one outstanding staff member who, through extraordinary commitment and dedication, have distinguished themselves by exemplary contributions and achievements.

February 2018

San Diego State Emeritus Professor to Receive Highest Award from SHAPE America
Thomas L. McKenzie, emeritus professor of exercise and nutritional sciences, San Diego State University, will receive the highest award given by SHAPE America.
Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)

Associate Professor Eric Walsh-Buhi Named Fellow of American Academy of Health Behavior
American Academy of Health Behavior (AAHB)

June 2017

The National Cancer Institute recognizes Dr. Elva Arredondo for her commitment to mentorship.
SDSU NewsCenter

April 2017

Casting a Long Shadow in Public Health
John Elder will receive the Teaching Excellence Award for decades spent serving San Diego’s communities.
SDSU NewsCenter

December 2016

SDSU Public Health Researcher Discovered that Hospitals Most in Need of Language Interpretation Services Do Not Always Have Them
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

November 2016

Los Obstáculos de Una Inmigrante
Por primera vez Melody Schiaffino, profesora de San Diego State University, compartió con un grupo de estudiantes el 17 de noviembre que ella era una inmigrante Mexicana.
The Daily Aztec/Mundo Azteca

October 2016

Dr. Heather Corliss – A “Portrait of Courage”
Heather Corliss is working to make the world of public health a more equitable place for all.
SDSU NewsCenter

August 2016

SDSU draws in $130 million research grant
The Daily Aztec

Uno de Cada Cuatro Hospitales en EEUU No Tiene Cómo Traducir los Diagnósticos a Sus Pacientes Extranjeros 
Univision Noticias

July 2016

Big Data, Better Health, Endowing Ambitions for SDSU Health Research
This story appears in the summer 2016 issue of 360: The Magazine of San Diego State University. It is an updated version of a story published in June.
SDSU NewsCenter

June 2016

$10 Million Endowment for Health Disparities Work
An endowment from the National Institutes of Health will build the university’s operational infrastructure and make SDSU a hub for health disparities research.
SDSU NewsCenter

SDSU professors explain how health disparities research will benefit from the NIH endowment. (Video by Jeneene Chatowsky)

October 2015

SDSU and UC San Diego Will Address Cancer Healthcare Disparities among Local Hispanic and Latino Communities
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

September 2015

UCSD, SDSU Collaboration To Reduce Cancer Among Latinos Gets $13M

Dr. Elva Arredondo, in partnership with Dr. Sussman and colleagues at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, received a $13 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, through the National Institutes of Health, to reduce cancer disparities among Latinos in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

January 2015

The Valley Challenge Starts Today, Join to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Imperial Valley Press

December 2014

I Can’t Cure Your Child’s Obesity
Zócalo Public Square

November 2014

Professors Study Obesity Locally
The Daily Aztec

April 2014

San Diegans Honored For Improving Health Of Residents
San Diego County News Center

March 2014

Latino Champions Showcase Growing Community
U-T San Diego

SDSU Professor Leads Largest Latino Health Research Project
The Daily Aztec

Programas Sanas y Activas
Univision San Diego

New Effort Aims To Curb Childhood Asthma In Imperial County

Improving Asthma Care for Latino Youth
SDSU NewsCenter

Study Reveals Most Latinos Have Two Or More Risk Factors For Heart Disease

February 2014

Understanding Hispanic/Latino Health
A SDSU professor leads the most comprehensive study ever conducted on Hispanic and Latino health.
SDSU NewsCenter 

November 2013

Drs. Holub and Elder AJPM Video Pubcast
AJPM video pubcasts are synchronized video abstracts that enable viewers to see the author discuss highlighted sections of their AJPM paper. The video pubcasts were created by select AJPM authors using SciVee’s synchronized video technology. 

October 2011

Dr. Guadalupe X. Ayala appeared on San Diego’s KPBS-TV and Fox TV-5 to discuss the childhood obesity prevention and control study called Our Choice/Nuestra Opción (link to page with project details). Here are the full interviews.


May 2009

 The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)  is a multi-center epidemiologic study of 16,000 Hispanic/Latino participants in four U.S. cities: New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Diego. Here is the  full interview featuring Dr. Gregory Talavera.