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Cindy Leung, ScD, MPH

TitlePostdoctoral Scholar, DSc
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentCtr for Health & Community
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-8799
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    Understanding the risk of obesity in food-insecure children: the hidden role of stress
    NIH K99HD084758Aug 10, 2015 - Jul 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Leung CW, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Response to Letter Regarding "Improving the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program". Am J Prev Med. 2017 Sep; 53(3):e121. PMID: 28818280.
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    2. Tester JM, Leung CW, Leak TM, Laraia BA. Recent Uptrend in Whole-Grain Intake Is Absent for Low-Income Adolescents, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2012. Prev Chronic Dis. 2017 Jul 06; 14:E55. PMID: 28682743.
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    3. Leung C, Tester J, Laraia B. Household Food Insecurity and Ideal Cardiovascular Health Factors in US Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 May 01; 177(5):730-732. PMID: 28319225.
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    4. Leung CW, Musicus AA, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Improving the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program:: Perspectives From the Participants. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Feb; 52(2S2):S193-S198. PMID: 28109422.
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    5. Leung CW, Tester JM, Rimm EB, Willett WC. SNAP Participation and Diet-Sensitive Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adolescents. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Feb; 52(2S2):S127-S137. PMID: 28109414.
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    6. Laraia BA, Leak TM, Tester JM, Leung CW. Biobehavioral Factors That Shape Nutrition in Low-Income Populations: A Narrative Review. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Feb; 52(2S2):S118-S126. PMID: 28109413.
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    7. Prather AA, Leung C, Adler NE, Ritchie L, Laraia B, Epel ES. Short and sweet: Associations between self-reported sleep duration and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among adults in the United States. Sleep Health. 2016 Dec; 2(4):272-276. PMID: 28393097.
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    8. Ryan-Ibarra S, Sanchez-Vaznaugh EV, Leung C, Induni M. The relationship between food insecurity and overweight/obesity differs by birthplace and length of US residence. Public Health Nutr. 2017 Mar; 20(4):671-677. PMID: 27890021.
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    9. Gamba R, Leung CW, Guendelman S, Lahiff M, Laraia BA. Household Food Insecurity Is Not Associated with Overall Diet Quality Among Pregnant Women in NHANES 1999-2008. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Nov; 20(11):2348-2356. PMID: 27406151.
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    10. Leung C, Laraia BA, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Adler NE, Epel ES, et al. Sugary beverage and food consumption, and leukocyte telomere length maintenance in pregnant women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep; 70(9):1086-8. PMID: 27302671; PMCID: PMC5014682 [Available on 03/01/17].
    11. Prather AA, Leung C. Association of Insufficient Sleep With Respiratory Infection Among Adults in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Jun 01; 176(6):850-2. PMID: 27064773; PMCID: PMC4899278.
    12. Tester JM, Leung CW, Crawford PB. Revised WIC Food Package and Children's Diet Quality. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5). PMID: 27244804; PMCID: PMC4845874 [Available on 05/01/17].
    13. Tester JM, Laraia BA, Leung CW, Mietus-Snyder ML. Dyslipidemia and Food Security in Low-Income US Adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003-2010. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Feb 11; 13:E22. PMID: 26866948; PMCID: PMC4752514.
    14. Leung CW, Rimm EB. Misinterpretation of SNAP Participation, Diet, and Weight in Low-Income Adults. Am J Public Health. 2015 Oct; 105(10):e1. PMID: 26270279.
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    15. Leung CW, Ryan-Ibarra S, Linares A, Induni M, Sugerman S, Long MW, Rimm EB, Willett WC. Support for Policies to Improve the Nutritional Impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in California. Am J Public Health. 2015 Aug; 105(8):1576-80. PMID: 26066922.
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    16. Leung CW, Epel ES, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Laraia BA. Household food insecurity is positively associated with depression among low-income supplemental nutrition assistance program participants and income-eligible nonparticipants. J Nutr. 2015 Mar; 145(3):622-7. PMID: 25733480.
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    17. Leung CW, Laraia BA, Needham BL, Rehkopf DH, Adler NE, Lin J, Blackburn EH, Epel ES. Soda and cell aging: associations between sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and leukocyte telomere length in healthy adults from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Am J Public Health. 2014 Dec; 104(12):2425-31. PMID: 25322305; PMCID: PMC4229419.
    18. Hoyt LT, Kushi LH, Leung CW, Nickleach DC, Adler N, Laraia BA, Hiatt RA, Yen IH. Neighborhood influences on girls' obesity risk across the transition to adolescence. Pediatrics. 2014 Nov; 134(5):942-9. PMID: 25311606; PMCID: PMC4533282.
    19. Wang DD, Leung CW, Li Y, Ding EL, Chiuve SE, Hu FB, Willett WC. Trends in dietary quality among adults in the United States, 1999 through 2010. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Oct; 174(10):1587-95. PMID: 25179639.
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    20. Leung CW, Epel ES, Ritchie LD, Crawford PB, Laraia BA. Food insecurity is inversely associated with diet quality of lower-income adults. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Dec; 114(12):1943-53.e2. PMID: 25091796.
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    21. Leung CW, Cluggish S, Villamor E, Catalano PJ, Willett WC, Rimm EB. Few changes in food security and dietary intake from short-term participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program among low-income Massachusetts adults. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2014 Jan; 46(1):68-74. PMID: 24238909; PMCID: PMC3874244.
    22. Blumenthal SJ, Hoffnagle EE, Leung CW, Lofink H, Jensen HH, Foerster SB, Cheung LW, Nestle M, Willett WC. Strategies to improve the dietary quality of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries: an assessment of stakeholder opinions. Public Health Nutr. 2014 Dec; 17(12):2824-33. PMID: 24476898; PMCID: PMC4014633.
    23. Yen IH, Leung CW, Lan M, Sarrafzadeh M, Kayekjian KC, Duru OK. A pilot study using global positioning systems (GPS) devices and surveys to ascertain older adults' travel patterns. J Appl Gerontol. 2015 Apr; 34(3):NP190-201. PMID: 24652872.
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    24. Leung CW, Blumenthal SJ, Hoffnagle EE, Jensen HH, Foerster SB, Nestle M, Cheung LW, Mozaffarian D, Willett WC. Associations of food stamp participation with dietary quality and obesity in children. Pediatrics. 2013 Mar; 131(3):463-72. PMID: 23439902; PMCID: PMC3581840.
    25. Leung CW, Hoffnagle EE, Lindsay AC, Lofink HE, Hoffman VA, Turrell S, Willett WC, Blumenthal SJ. A qualitative study of diverse experts' views about barriers and strategies to improve the diets and health of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Jan; 113(1):70-6. PMID: 23260725; PMCID: PMC3548568.
    26. Long MW, Leung CW, Cheung LW, Blumenthal SJ, Willett WC. Public support for policies to improve the nutritional impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Public Health Nutr. 2014 Jan; 17(1):219-24. PMID: 23218178; PMCID: PMC3775854.
    27. Leung CW, Ding EL, Catalano PJ, Villamor E, Rimm EB, Willett WC. Dietary intake and dietary quality of low-income adults in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Nov; 96(5):977-88. PMID: 23034960; PMCID: PMC3471209.
    28. Leung CW, Williams DR, Villamor E. Very low food security predicts obesity predominantly in California Hispanic men and women. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Dec; 15(12):2228-36. PMID: 22463949; PMCID: PMC3502688.
    29. Leung CW, Willett WC, Ding EL. Low-income Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participation is related to adiposity and metabolic risk factors. Am J Clin Nutr. 2012 Jan; 95(1):17-24. PMID: 22170370; PMCID: PMC3238460.
    30. Leung CW, Laraia BA, Kelly M, Nickleach D, Adler NE, Kushi LH, Yen IH. The influence of neighborhood food stores on change in young girls' body mass index. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Jul; 41(1):43-51. PMID: 21665062; PMCID: PMC3115539.
    31. Leung CW, Villamor E. Is participation in food and income assistance programmes associated with obesity in California adults? Results from a state-wide survey. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Apr; 14(4):645-52. PMID: 20701819.
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    32. Leung CW, Gregorich SE, Laraia BA, Kushi LH, Yen IH. Measuring the neighborhood environment: associations with young girls' energy intake and expenditure in a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2010 Jun 01; 7:52. PMID: 20515487; PMCID: PMC2893449.
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