The goal of our research is to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes disparities in high-risk minority adolescents.
To achieve this goal, the Soltero lab is focused on developing and implementing strategies to increase physical activity to reduce diabetes risk in high-risk youth. This work applies a translational approach that includes clinical and community research collaborations in the following areas:
- Examining the dependent and interdependent impact of 24-hour physical activity and sleep cycles on obesity and related disease outcomes
- Community and clinic-based implementation of culturally grounded, diabetes prevention programs
- Technology-based strategies (i.e. text messages, personal activity trackers) to promote healthy 24-hour physical activity and sleep behaviors"