Claudia Toledo-Corral

Claudia Toledo-Corral
Assistant Professor

Alumni | Faculty - Health Sciences

Dr. Toledo-Corral has over ten years of extensive clinical epidemiology research experience focusing on the pathophysiology of obesity and its effects on cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk in minority youth. Specifically, Dr. Toledo-Corral’s areas of expertise encompass the following: 1) the study of cardio-metabolic risk associated with obesity, 2) ethnic differences in obesity and cardio-metabolic risk, 3) alterations in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and its relationship with cardio-metabolic health, and most recently, 4) the study of psychosocial and environmental risk factors on cardio-metabolic health. In these areas of study, she has published 37 articles in respectable peer-reviewed journals and include important findings on the detrimental effects of abdominal adiposity and metabolic syndrome on pre-diabetes and sub-clinical atherosclerosis outcomes. Her currently funded research relates to how the community and physical environment contributes to obesity and cardio-metabolic risk in pollution burdened populations of Los Angeles.

  • Ph.D. 2010, University of Southern California
  • M.P.H. 2006, University of Southern California
  • M.S. 2004, California State University Northridge
  • B.S. 1999, University of California Los Angeles

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