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Ryan Gamba Faculty Profile

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Ryan  Gamba

Lecturer AY

Department of Health Sciences

My research program focuses on how food insecurity and hunger in America are associated with adverse health outcomes. I have primarily studied pregnant women and children and health outcomes such as diet quality and weight gain. I am also interested in studying food insecurity on college campuses.

  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Epidemiology
  • M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley, Maternal and Child Health with a specialty in Nutrition
  • B.S. University of California, Davis, Nutrition Science
Fall Quarter 2017
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
HSC 320001Environmental HealthMW8:40AM10:30AMMI-2064Hayward Campus View Books
HSC 341001Epi for HSCTTH10:00AM11:50AMMI-4075Hayward Campus View Books
HSC 355006Healthcare Law and EthicsTTH4:00PM5:50PMRO-0105Hayward Campus View Books

Gamba, R. J., Leung, C.W., Guendelman, S., Lahiff, M., & Laraia, B. (2016). Household food insecurity is not associated with overall diet quality among pregnant women in NHANES 1999-2008. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 1-9 doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-2058-1

Gamba, R. J., Schuchter, J., Rutt, C., & Seto, E. Y. (2014). Measuring the Food Environment and its Effects on Obesity in the United States: A Systematic Review of Methods and Results. J Community Health, 31(8):641-52. doi: 10.1002/da.22232

Romanelli, R. J., Wu, F. M., Gamba, R. J., Mojtabai, R., & Segal, J. B. (2014). Behavioral therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitor pharmacotherapy in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis of head-to-head randomized controlled trials. Depress Anxiety, 40(3):464-75. doi: 10.1007/s10900-014-9958-z

Gamba, R.J., Laraia, B.A., Saraiva, C., Marchi, K., Dove, M., Curtis, M. Food insecurity among Pregnant Women: Trends, characteristics, and disparities. Accepted for poster presentation for the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Oct 2015.

Gamba, R.J., Leung, C.W., Guendelman, S., Lahiff, M., & Laraia, B. (2015). Household food insecurity is not associated with diet quality among pregnant women in NHANES 1999-2008. Poster presented at the 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference, June 2013.

Gamba, R.J., Schuchter, J., Rutt, C., & Seto, E. Y. Metrics used in the USA to describe the food environment and its effects on obesity: A systematic review. Paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research 21st Annual Meeting. May 2013.

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