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Luis A. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, RD,

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-5995 (phone)
luis.a.rodriguez@kp.org


​Luis A. Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, RD, is a Delivery Science and T32 Diabetes Translational Research Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. Dr. Rodriguez’s research focuses on translating epidemiologic and clinical research for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes at the population level, particularly among marginalized and racial/ethnic minority populations. He is mentored by Drs. Julie Schmittdiel and Richard Grant.

Dr. Rodriguez received a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences and a master’s degree in Public Health, from the University of California, Berkeley, and a doctorate in Epidemiology and Translational Science from the University of California, San Francisco. 


Current Position(s):

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Type 2 diabetes epidemiology
  • Cardiometabolic disease epidemiology
  • Health disparities

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    Examining if the relationship between BMI and incident type 2 diabetes among middle-older aged adults varies by race/ethnicity: evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Bradshaw PT; Shiboski SC; Fernandez A; Vittinghoff E; Herrington D; Ding J; Kanaya AM

    Diabet Med. 2020 Aug 4:e14377. doi: 10.1111/dme.14377.

    PubMed abstract

    Design of a cluster-randomized trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of metformin on prevention of type 2 diabetes among prediabetic Mexican adults (the PRuDENTE initiative of Mexico City).

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Schillinger D; et al.

    Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;95:106067. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106067. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Examining if the relationship between BMI and incident type 2 diabetes among middle-older aged adults varies by race/ethnicity: evidence from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Bradshaw PT; Shiboski SC; Fernandez A; Vittinghoff E; Herrington D; Ding J; Kanaya AM

    Diabet Med. 2020 Aug 4:e14377. doi: 10.1111/dme.14377.

    PubMed abstract

    Diabetes and cardiovascular disease mortality among a population-based cohort of women with and without breast cancer.

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Bradshaw PT; Parada H; Khankari NK; Wang T; Cleveland RJ; Teitelbaum SL; Neugut AI; Gammon MD

    Cancer Causes Control. 2020 May;31(5):517-524. doi: 10.1007/s10552-020-01292-2. Epub 2020 Mar 7.

    PubMed abstract

    Design of a cluster-randomized trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of metformin on prevention of type 2 diabetes among prediabetic Mexican adults (the PRuDENTE initiative of Mexico City).

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Schillinger D; et al.

    Contemp Clin Trials. 2020 Aug;95:106067. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106067. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

    PubMed abstract

    Differences in Diet Quality among Multiple US Racial/Ethnic Groups from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) Study and the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Jin Y; Talegawkar SA; Otto MCO; Kandula NR; Herrington DM; Kanaya AM

    J Nutr. 2020 Jun 1;150(6):1509-1515. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa050.

    PubMed abstract

    Vegetarian Diets Are Associated with Selected Cardiometabolic Risk Factors among Middle-Older Aged South Asians in the United States.

    Author(s): Jin Y; Kanaya AM; Kandula NR; Rodriguez LA; Talegawkar SA

    J Nutr. 2018 Dec 1;148(12):1954-1960. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy217.

    PubMed abstract

    Collaborative research and actions on both sides of the US-Mexico border to counteract type 2 diabetes in people of Mexican origin.

    Author(s): Barquera S; Schillinger D; Aguilar-Salinas CA; Schenker M; Rodriguez LA; Hernandez-Alcaraz C; Sepulveda-Amor J

    Global Health. 2018 Aug 22;14(1):84. doi: 10.1186/s12992-018-0390-5.

    PubMed abstract

    Health and economic benefits of reducing sugar intake in the USA, including effects via non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: a microsimulation model.

    Author(s): Vreman RA; Goodell AJ; Rodriguez LA; Porco TC; Lustig RH; Kahn JG

    BMJ Open. 2017 Aug 3;7(8):e013543. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013543.

    PubMed abstract

    Dietary quality and household food insecurity among Mexican children and adolescents.

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Mundo-Rosas V; Mendez-Gomez-Humaran I; Perez-Escamilla R; Shamah-Levy T

    Matern Child Nutr. 2017 Oct;13(4). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12372. Epub 2016 Nov 14.

    PubMed abstract

    Added sugar intake and metabolic syndrome in US adolescents: cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2012.

    Author(s): Rodriguez LA; Madsen KA; Cotterman C; Lustig RH

    Public Health Nutr. 2016 Sep;19(13):2424-34. doi: 10.1017/S1368980016000057. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

    PubMed abstract

    Dietary treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.

    Author(s): Perito ER; Rodriguez LA; Lustig RH

    Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar;29(2):170-6. doi: 10.1097/MOG.0b013e32835ca11d.

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