for females ages 18-65 (full criteria)
healthy people welcome
at La Jolla, California
study started
estimated completion
Becky Marquez



The purpose of this study is to develop, implement, and evaluate a behavioral weight management intervention with a communication training component for Mexican-American women. The study has three specific aims. Aim 1: Develop a behavioral weight loss intervention that modifies evidence-based behavioral weight loss treatment using results from formative data collected from Mexican-American mother-daughter dyads. The adapted intervention will focus on improving dyadic communication and collaboration for providing reciprocal support for healthy eating and physical activity behaviors. Aim 2: Implement and evaluate a pilot weight management program adapted for mother-daughter dyads. Dyads will be randomly assigned to partner-based treatment with or without communication skills training. Aim 3: Evaluate associations between changes in weight, weight-related behaviors, and psychosocial variables with changes in measures assessing interpersonal communication.

Official Title

Improving Communication and Collaboration for Weight Management in Mother-daughter


Overweight or Obese Overweight Communication


You can join if…

Open to females ages 18-65

  • Female
  • Body mass index of 25-50 kg/m2
  • Mexican or Mexican-American

You CAN'T join if...

  • Pregnancy or plans to become pregnant in the next year
  • 5% weight loss in the last 3 months
  • History of bariatric surgery
  • Serious medical condition or psychological disorder


  • University of California San Diego
    La Jolla California 93093 United States

Lead Scientist

  • Becky Marquez
    Dr. Becky Marquez, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health. Her research is on behavioral interventions targeting diet and physical activity as well as interpersonal influences on weight-related behaviors.


accepting new patients by invitation only
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