Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers
The purpose of this study is to understand how breastfeeding behavior modification can enable breast cancer risk reduction among young, diverse mothers. This study uses community-based participatory research to investigate multi-level (social and structural) barriers and facilitators of breastfeeding in this vulnerable population.
- Identify social and structural barriers to breastfeeding among young mothers
- Learn motivators of breastfeeding for young mothers during their child’s first year.
- Develop a community-driven policy or programmatic intervention in our target population.
Brighter Beginnings, Dani Soto (Co-Investigator)
Bre'Jaynae Joiner, Co-Investigator
Elva Castellaños, Program Coordinator
CAHC's Breastfeeding Among Young Mothers research project was featured this February by Alec Rosenberg of the UC Newsroom. Read the article on our Announcements page or on the University of California website.
M.E.T.A. Oakland: E-Cigarette Marketing
The Marketing E-Cigarettes Toward Adolescents (M.E.T.A.) Oakland project supports Bay Area youth researchers in partnership with University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, with using PhotoVoice, a community-based participatory research method, to investigate how youth perceive e-cigarettes and their marketing in Oakland.
- Youth researchers will obtain PhotoVoice method training to engage in research & advocacy to raise awareness of e-cigarette marketing toward youth in Oakland.
- Youth researchers will improve inductive research skills and e-cigarette knowledge as co-investigators in the scientific process.
- Youth researchers will be able to use PhotoVoice (visual data and narratives) to educate the community and policy makers on e-cigarette marketing toward youth in Oakland.
PAMELA LING, MPH, MD
CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, M.E.T.A. OAKLAND
Pamela Ling, MPH, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing to young people. Her work includes analyses of thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents detailing marketing strategies targeting young adults, and translating the lessons learned to improve tobacco control efforts for this population. Dr. Ling has special interest in young adult smoking patterns, smokeless tobacco marketing, and using market research to guide clinical and public health interventions. Dr. Ling is the Co-PI for the M.E.T.A. Oakland project.
Email: Pamela.Ling@ucsf.edu | Phone: (415) 353-7900
Elizabeth Matute, Program Manager