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Project STRIDE

We expose and engage high school students in clinical research.

2021 Project STRIDE Cohort Research Titles


Adam Barrios: "Investigating Clinical Trial Drugs Used in Breast Cancer Treatment That Target Fibroblast Growth Factor Proteins and Epidermal Growth Factor Proteins" 


Akali Warmsley: "The effects of Food Insecurity on dietary health of adult IBD and IBS patients in South Los Angeles (SPA 6)." 


Amiee Padilla:  "Disparity of Physicians for Adolescent IBD/IBS Patients in Disadvantaged Service Planning Areas in Los Angeles County"


Celeste Garcia:  "Identification of P53 protein role in suppressing cancer cells"


Heidy Marcelino: "COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the Latinx Community"


Nayla Cardosa: "The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Inequalities And Mental Health Problems In The Adolescent Population" 

Priya Bhavsar: "The tumor microenvironment of VEGF-A and its inhibition" 



Raul Luis: "A Systematic Review of Youth Participatory Action Research and Mental Health Interventions"


Roelvi Fuentes: "Study On the Mechanism of Diabetes-Related Breast Cancer"


Taylor Daniels: "Cancer Survivorship and Caregiver Leadership Education for Clergy Wives & Widows"


Viridiana Morales-Hernandez: "The Relationship between Depression and High-Risk Behaviors in Adolescents" 


Yareli Juarez: "Cancer Survivorship Support in Churches"

2022 Project STRIDE Cohort Research Titles

Afia Ahmed: "Asian-Americans, Infertility, and Sociocultural Factors Affecting Mental Health: Proposing New Initiatives" 


Andrew Castro:  "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Pricing, Sales, and Purchases of Homes in a Low-Income Communities vs High-Income Communities"


Ash Foster: "The Psychological Impact of HIV/AIDS on Women and MSM" 

Crystal Valera:  "Rise- Up! HIV Intervention for Young Adolescent Girls of Zambia"


Ivan Ixtlilco: "Conceptual Review of Epigenetics and Cardiovascular Disease in Urban Ecology"


Jesse Amaya: "Conceptual Review of the Relationship Between Urban Ecology and Mental Health" 


Kazi Ahmed: "Assessing the Impact of P53 in Cancer"


Maylee Diep: "Human Immunodeficiency Virus Prevention Program Outcomes in Zambia"


Quetzal Beltran: "Outcomes of COVID-19 on the HIV Community and HIV Care Continuum in Los Angeles

Shaun Thomas: "Examining Biological, Socioeconomic, and Behavioral Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors in SPA 6 vs. LA County"


Virginia Sanchez: "Prevalence of Depression in Type 1 Diabetic Young People: A Literature Review"


2023 Project STRIDE Cohort Research Titles

Alyssa Hernandez: "Conceptual Framework for Incorporating FOCUS for Healthy Living into Childhood Obesity Care" 


Ariel Mancilla:  "What is the association between e-cigarette use and the development of hypertension in individuals?"


Camila Gonzalez: "Behavioral Intervention to Reduce Contracting HIV Infection for Latinas in the US: A Literature Review" 

Cynthia Rojas: "The Role of Religiosity/Spirituality on Improving the Burden of Mental Health in Latino Informal Caregivers of AD Patients: A Review/Scoping Review Study"

Davian Quezada: "Impacts of Waterborne Contaminants on SPA 6 Communities"


Jevan Dorbor: "Vaping Affects Circadian Rhythm in Mice to Cause Liver Diseases" 


Julius Hernandez: "Discovering Solutions to Reduce Particulate Matter in Wilmington"


Katherine Juarez: "Developing a Peer Education Space for Youth Mental Health: Applying Youth Participatory Action Research"


Ritushree Ganguli: "The Effects of E-Cigarettes on Myogenesis"


Valeria Oliver: "Sociocultural Factors Influencing Mental Health and Service Use among Mexican Immigrant Adults in the United States: A Systematic Literature Review

Ximena Zuniga: "How Has Redlining Played a Role in the Air Pollution Responsible for Harming Thousands of Black and Hispanic Residents in Los Angeles"



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