Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

M. Pia Chaparro

Assistant Professor

Degrees

  • B.S., Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, 2002
  • M.A., University of Hawai?i at M?noa, 2007
  • Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles, 2013

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2017-
  • Senior Research Officer, University of Essex, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Health Equity Studies, 2013-2015
  • Staff Research Associate, University of California Los Angeles, 2013

Research & Teaching Specializations: Nutrition; Population Health; Peru; Obesity; Food Assistance; Food Security Status

Distinctions

  • International Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Stockholm University & Karolinska Instituet, 2013-2015
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association Western Affiliates, 2011-2012
  • Eleanor J. DeBenedictis Fellowship in Nutrition, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2008-2012
  • Juneal Smith Fellowship in International Nutrition, 2011

Languages: Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2017. “The unhealthy food environment does not modify the association between obesity and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) in Los
    Angeles County.” BMC Public Health, With Harrison GG, Wang M, Seto E, Pebley AR. 17:81 DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-4011-z
  • 2016. “Mapping of nutrition and sectoral policies addressing malnutrition in Latin America.” Pan Am J Public Health, with Tirado MC, Galicia L, Husby HM, Lopez J, Olamendi S, Gonzalez MA, Grajeda R;40:114-123.
  • 2013. “Immigrant enclaves and obesity in preschool-aged children in Los Angeles County.” Soc Sci Med With Nobari TZ, Wang MC, Crespi C, Koleilat M, Whaley SE 92:1-8
  • 2012. “Mapping the nutrition transition in Peru: evidence that decentralized nutrition policies are needed.” Rev Panam Salud Publica With Estrada L;32:241–4.
  • 2011. “Predictors of accurate maternal perception of their preschoolchild’s weight status among Hispanic WIC participants.” Obesity With Langellier B, Whaley S, Kim L 19:2026-2030.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 2