Maria Rosario (Happy) Araneta, PhD, MPH

Maria Rosario (Happy) G. Araneta, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Division of Epidemiology. She received her BA in Biology from UCSD and her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology (with special emphasis in Perinatal Epidemiology) from Yale University. Dr. Araneta received the 2014 American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award for her research on diabetes among Asians and Pacific Islanders, and serves on the NIH Advisory Council for the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Tracks: Epidemiology

Dr. Araneta’s research interests include maternal and pediatric HIV/AIDS, birth defects, life course exposures, and ethnic health disparities in type 2 diabetes, regional fat distribution, cardiovascular disease, and metabolic abnormalities.

  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Physical Activity
FPM 259C: Epidemiology Practicum - Presentation (Spring)