for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at San Francisco, California
study started
estimated completion
Principal Investigator
by Michelle A Albert



This is an interventional research study about clinical, psychosocial, and behavioral factors that impact weight loss, weight maintenance, and cardiovascular disease in socially disadvantaged persons.


The purpose of this study is to understand whether the incorporation of social determinants of health into a weight loss/maintenance study, along with a known behavioral intervention will result in improved efficacy than the behavioral intervention by itself. This study will examine the role of psychosocial, clinical, and behavioral factors in the context of the intervention. The entire duration of the study will be 18 months. Study activities will occur virtually or at YMCA locations in the city of San Francisco or at other community centers.


Weight Maintenance Weight Loss Stress, Psychological Job Stress Diabetes Prevention Obesity Cardiovascular Risk Factor Cardiovascular Diseases Body Weight Occupational Stress Diabetes Prevention Program + Job and Legal Services Diabetes Prevention Program


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Participants from disadvantaged backgrounds (average median household approximately $31,000 household income/ 4 people,
  • participants in the federal Medicaid insurance program or Medical,
  • age > 18 years old,
  • and BMI > 25 kg/m2 (for Asian ethnicity BMI> 22 kg/m2).

You CAN'T join if...

  • pregnancy or post-partum state (< 12 months post-partum),
  • history of diabetes (type 1 or 2),
  • history of myocardial infarction, stroke or cardiac arrest in the prior 2 years,
  • history of physician diagnosed cognitive, developmental or psychiatric conditions, recent orthopedic diagnosis or surgery (< 6 months),
  • and persons facing housing eviction or undergoing an active housing leasing process (e.g getting their credit report in shape for a potential lease, in the process of getting a new housing lease).


  • YMCA-Bayview
    San Francisco California 94124 United States

Lead Scientist at UCSF


accepting new patients by invitation only
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, San Francisco
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