Young girl with physical therapist

Current Projects 

Dog Ownership and Physical Activity among Adolescents Enrolled in BodyWorks (Larry Yin)

The Role of the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in the Prevention of Overweight and Obesity in Group Homes Serving Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in California (PI: Cary Kreutzer)

AltaMed STOMP program outcomes retrospective study (Co Investigators: Larry Yin, AlexisDeavenport-Saman)

Developing a Theoretical Framework For Digital Health Obesity Interventions in Underserved Latino Communities: A Grounded Theory Approach (Co Investigators: Larry Yin, Alexis Deavenport-Saman)

Impact of Anti-Obesity Medication on Dietary Intake and Glycemic Variability in Youth with Obesity (PI: Mahsa Babaei, Juan Expinoza, Faculty Advisor)

Assessing the Feasibility of Developing a Structured Weight Management Program for Overweight and Obese Adolescents and Young Adults with Spina Bifida using a Mobile Health App (Co-Investigators: Alex Van Speybroeck, Kathryn Smith)


Brennan RA, Larson J, Deavenport-Saman A, Kreutzer C. The role of the registered dietitian nutritionist in California group homes for weight stabilization of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Connections. Dietetics in Health Care Communities a Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2022;46(2):18-22.

Espinoza, J.C., Chen, A.M., Deavenport-Saman, A., Solomon, O., Ponce, A., Sikder, A., ... Yin, L. (2021). Wearable Devices Decrease Attrition among Families Participating in an Obesity Intervention at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 32(2), 13-24. doi:10.1353/hpu.2021.0048.

Espinoza, JC, Deavenport-Saman A, Solomon O, Chowdhuri S, Wee CP, Azen C, Orozco J, Kreutzer C, Yin L. Not just at school: inclusion of children with autism spectrum disorder in a weight management program in a community pediatric setting. Autism. 2021;25(3):642-655. PMID: 33626921.


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