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Claudia Toledo-Corral, PhD - Health Science


Claudia Toledo Profile

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Claudia Toledo-Corral, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences (Public Health Program) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Toledo-Corral has a background in biological sciences, health psychology, and anthropology/cultural studies from her studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and CSUN. She then completed her public health graduate degrees from USC, obtaining an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and a PhD in Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Toledo-Corral has over 20 years of research training and experience in the field of cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk. Specifically, she has studied the roles of body composition, inflammation, and the biological stress response and their relationships with cardio-metabolic health in minoritized youth populations in U.S. urban populations. In more recent years, her work has focused on the roles of psychosocial and environmental stressors on cardiometabolic risk and mental health in youth populations. The aim of her current NIH-funded study, Allostatic Load in Los Angeles Youth (ALLY) study, is to investigate how discrimination and environmental racism contributes to biological stress and cardio-metabolic risk in young adults of Los Angeles.