Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO)

CLaRO researcher Cynthia Lebron was recently awarded a National Institutes of Health K01 grant  to develop and pilot the feasibility of a social media-based, bilingual, multigenerational entertainment education intervention for primiparous Hispanic pregnant women and their mothers to prevent the onset of obesity in infants.

The intervention, Caring for Bebé, will be iteratively developed and tested with input from Hispanic mothers and grandmothers to establish healthy infant weight, increase breastfeeding, better infant sleep, and delay solid food introduction.

Study results generated here will produce data and findings on three generations of Hispanic families (grandmother, mother, infant) participating in an early life obesity prevention intervention, inform the development and delivery of pregnancy and early life obesity prevention interventions, and advise actionable recommendations for pediatric and family clinical care delivered to diverse families.

Additional information about how Dr. Lebron developed her research agenda focusing on Latino health and wellness can be found here: Cynthia Lebron – Profile – Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (

Join us in congratulating Dr. Lebron for this well-deserved NIH award.