Lisa Goldman Rosas

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Population Health and Primary Care, Stanford University
Chapter Member: Bay Area SSN
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About Lisa

Goldman Rosas' research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to address inequities in common chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and depression. She focuses on minoritized communities that bear the disproportionate burden of chronic conditions and on addressing important social needs like food insecurity. Goldman Rosas approaches these issues in deep partnership with healthcare partners, community-based organizations, and patients. Goldman Rosas is interested in designing research that directly informs policy and is interested in partnerships with groups that share the mission of promoting health equity and building community power.


"HOMBRE: A Trial Comparing 2 Weight Loss Approaches for Latino Men" (with Nan Lv , Lan Xiao, Elizabeth M Venditti , Megan A Lewis, Kristen M J Azar, Steven P Hooker , Patricia Zavella, and Jun Ma). American Journal of Preventive Medicine 63, no. 3 (2022): 341-353.

Tests the effectiveness of a culturally-tailored diabetes prevention intervention for Latino men. Discovers Latino men who engaged in the intervention demonstrated moderate weight loss that is consistent with diabetes prevention.

"The Role of Citizen Science in Promoting Health Equity." (with Patricia Rodriguez Espinosa, Felipe Montes Jimenez, and Abby C King). Annual Review of Public Health 43 (2022): 215-234.

Recommends (a) expanding the focus on topics important for health equity, (b) increasing the diversity of people serving as citizen scientists, (c) increasing the integration of citizen scientists in additional research phases, (d) continuing to leverage emerging technologies that enable citizen scientists to collect data relevant for health equity, and (e) strengthening the rigor of methods to evaluate impacts on health equity. Discusses the importance to partner with community members, patients, and community-based organizations to affect the greatest improvements in health equity.

"Effect of a Culturally Adapted Behavioral Intervention for Latino Adults on Weight Loss Over 2 Years: A Randomized Clinical Trial" (with Nan Lv , Lan Xiao, Megan A Lewis, Elizabeth M J Venditti, Patricia Zavella , Kristen Azar , and Jun Ma). JAMA Network Open 3, no. 12 (2020).

Discusses it is challenging to implement effective diabetes prevention interventions for Latinos at risk for diabetes. Mentions some patients are successful in the intervention but many need additional support. Findings suggest that among Latino adults with high diabetes risk, a culturally adapted behavioral lifestyle intervention was effective for weight loss over 12 months but not 24 months.