• 1478 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
19972022
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Research Output 1997 2020

  • 1478 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 60 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
2020

Similarity in meal plan use among first-year roommates

van Woerden, I., Schaefer, D. R., Hruschka, D., Vega-Lopez, S., Adams, M. & Bruening, M., Jan 1 2020, In : Appetite. 144, 104482.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meals
Students
Joints
Diet
2019

Alternative Medicine Methods Used for Weight Loss and Diabetes Control by Overweight and Obese Hispanic Immigrant Women

Lindberg, N. M., Vega-Lopez, S., Arias-Gastelum, M. & Stevens, V. J., Jan 1 2019, In : Hispanic Health Care International.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complementary Therapies
Hispanic Americans
Weight Loss
Traditional Medicine
Risk Reduction Behavior
Open Access
Meta-Analysis
Education
Preschool Children
Library Science
Information Storage and Retrieval

Effects of a lifestyle intervention on markers of cardiometabolic risk and oxidized lipoproteins among obese adolescents with prediabetes

Rentería-Mexía, A., Vega-Lopez, S., Olson, M. L., Swan, P., Lee, C., Williams, A. N. & Shaibi, G., Mar 1 2019, In : Public Health Nutrition. 22, 4, p. 706-713 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prediabetic State
Hispanic Americans
Lipoproteins
Life Style
Vegetables
2 Citations (Scopus)

Food insecure college students and objective measurements of their unused meal plans

Van Woerden, I., Hruschka, D., Vega-Lopez, S., Schaefer, D. R., Adams, M. & Bruening, M., Apr 1 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4, 904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
college students
Meals
students
food security
Students

High Prevalence of Undiagnosed Hyperglycemia in Low-Income Overweight and Obese Hispanic Women in Oregon

Lindberg, N. M., Vega-Lopez, S., LeBlanc, E. S., Leo, M. C., Stevens, V. J., Gille, S., Arias-Gastélum, M., Shuster, E., Meenan, R., Vaughn, K. A., Shaw, M. C. & Turner, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prediabetic State
Hispanic Americans
Hyperglycemia
chronic illness
low income
1 Citation (Scopus)
Risk Reduction Behavior
African Americans
Randomized Controlled Trials
Exercise
Telemedicine
2018

Association of added sugar intake and caries-related experiences among individuals of Mexican origin

Vega-Lopez, S., Lindberg, N. M., Eckert, G. J., Nicholson, E. L. & Maupomé, G., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tooth
Beverages
Acculturation
Snacks
Eating
1 Citation (Scopus)

Decreased GlycA after lifestyle intervention among obese, prediabetic adolescent Latinos

Olson, M. L., Rentería-Mexía, A., Connelly, M. A., Vega-Lopez, S., Soltero, E. G., Konopken, Y. P., Williams, A. N., Castro, F., Keller, C. S., Yang, H. P., Todd, M. & Shaibi, G., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Life Style
Prediabetic State
Inflammation
Glucose
1 Citation (Scopus)
Acculturation
Leisure Activities
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Exercise
2 Citations (Scopus)

Relevance of the glycemic index and glycemic load for body weight, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease

Vega-Lopez, S., Venn, B. J. & Slavin, J. L., Oct 1 2018, In : Nutrients. 10, 10, 1361.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Glycemic Index
glycemic index
cardiovascular diseases
diabetes
Cardiovascular Diseases
2017
1 Citation (Scopus)

Exploring Mindful Eating and Weight Status Among Underserved Youth and Their Parents Living in Public Housing

Goodwin, R., Lucio, J., Vega-Lopez, S. & Bruening, M., Aug 1 2017, In : Mindfulness. 8, 4, p. 973-983 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Housing
public housing
eating behavior
parents
Eating
2 Citations (Scopus)

Nutrition Facts Panel use is associated with diet quality and dietary patterns among Latinos with type 2 diabetes

Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Segura-Pérez, S., Shebl, F. M., Hawley, N. L., Damio, G., Chhabra, J., Vega-Lopez, S., Fernandez, M. L. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., Nov 1 2017, In : Public Health Nutrition. 20, 16, p. 2909-2919 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diet
Snacks
Statistical Factor Analysis
2016
11 Citations (Scopus)

BeWell24: development and process evaluation of a smartphone “app” to improve sleep, sedentary, and active behaviors in US Veterans with increased metabolic risk

Buman, M., Epstein, D., Gutierrez, M., Herb, C., Hollingshead, K., Huberty, J., Hekler, E. B., Vega-Lopez, S., Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Hekler, A. C. & Baldwin, C. M., Sep 1 2016, In : Translational Behavioral Medicine. 6, 3, p. 438-448 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Veterans
Sleep
Exercise
Life Style
Smartphone
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of nopales (Opuntia spp.) on lipoprotein profile and oxidative stress among moderately hypercholesterolemic adults: A pilot study

Pignotti, G. A. P., Hook, G., Ghan, E. & Vega-Lopez, S., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Functional Foods. 27, p. 115-121 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opuntia
Cucumis sativus
lipoproteins
Lipoproteins
cucumbers
9 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of food label use on diet quality and glycemic control among latinos with type 2 diabetes in a community health worker-supported intervention

Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Shebl, F. M., Segura-Pérez, S., Chhabra, J., Vega-Lopez, S. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., Jun 1 2016, In : American Journal of Public Health. 106, 6, p. 1059-1066 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Quality Control
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Diet
Food
2015
4 Citations (Scopus)

Comparison and evaluation of dietary quality between older and younger Mexican-American women

Pignotti, G. A. P., Vega-Lopez, S., Keller, C., Belyea, M., Ainsworth, B., Nagle Williams, A., Records, K., Coonrod, D. & Permana, P., Jan 22 2015, In : Public Health Nutrition. 18, 14, p. 2615-2624 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diet
Folic Acid
Food
Quality Improvement
Vitamin E
3 Citations (Scopus)

Correlates of Depressive Symptoms After Birth for Latinas Who Are Overweight or Obese

Records, K., Keller, C., Coonrod, D., Ainsworth, B., Todd, M., Belyea, M., Nagle-Williams, A., Permana, P. & Vega-Lopez, S., Mar 4 2015, In : Health Care for Women International. 36, 3, p. 356-374 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Parturition
Depression
Social Support
Exercise
4 Citations (Scopus)

Egg intake and dietary quality among overweight and obese Mexican-American postpartum women

Vega-Lopez, S., Pignotti, G. A. P., Todd, M. & Keller, C., Oct 2 2015, In : Nutrients. 7, 10, p. 8402-8412 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mexican Americans
nutritional adequacy
Postpartum Period
Ovum
healthy diet
49 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of a community health workers-led structured program on blood glucose control among Latinos with type 2 diabetes: The DIALBEST Trial

Pérez-Escamilla, R., Damio, G., Chhabra, J., Fernandez, M. L., Segura-Pérez, S., Vega-Lopez, S., Kollannor-Samuel, G., Calle, M., Shebl, F. M. & D'Agostino, D., Feb 1 2015, In : Diabetes Care. 38, 2, p. 197-205 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Hispanic Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Blood Glucose
Fasting
1 Citation (Scopus)

Participation in a social-support physical activity intervention modestly improves lipoprotein cholesterol distribution among postpartum sedentary hispanic women

Vega-Lopez, S., Pignotti, G. A. P., Keller, C., Todd, M., Ainsworth, B., Williams, A. N., Records, K., Coonrod, D. & Permana, P., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12, 9, p. 1289-1297 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

LDL Lipoproteins
Hispanic Americans
Social Support
Postpartum Period
Walkers
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

A biobehavioral model of weight loss associated with meditative movement practice among breast cancer survivors

Larkey, L., Vega-Lopez, S., Keller, C., McClain, D., Ainsworth, B., Ohri-Vachaspati, P., Smith, L. & Jeong, M., 2014, In : Health Psychology Open. 1, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Weight Gain
Survivors
Weight Loss
Breast Neoplasms
Weights and Measures
28 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of a social support physical activity intervention in weight management among post-partum Latinas

Keller, C., Ainsworth, B., Records, K., Todd, M., Belyea, M., Vega-Lopez, S., Permana, P., Coonrod, D. & Nagle-Williams, A., Sep 19 2014, In : BMC Public Health. 14, 1, 971.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Social Support
Exercise
Weights and Measures
Postpartum Period
4 Citations (Scopus)

Heterogeneous vascular responses to lifestyle intervention in obese latino adolescents

Ryder, J. R., Vega-Lopez, S., Gaesser, G., Buman, M. & Shaibi, G., Dec 1 2014, In : Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. 12, 10, p. 509-515 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Blood Vessels
Life Style
Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1
Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-1
1 Citation (Scopus)

Influence of exercise on the metabolic profile caused by 28 days of bed rest with energy deficit and amino acid supplementation in healthy men

Brooks, N. E., Cadena, S. M., Cloutier, G., Vega-Lopez, S., Roubenoff, R. & Castaneda-Sceppa, C., Sep 21 2014, In : International Journal of Medical Sciences. 11, 12, p. 1248-1257 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bed Rest
Metabolome
Exercise
Amino Acids
HDL Cholesterol
8 Citations (Scopus)

Social marketing: Approach to cultural and contextual relevance in a community-based physical activity intervention

Keller, C., Vega-Lopez, S., Ainsworth, B., Nagle-Williams, A., Records, K., Permana, P. & Coonrod, D., Mar 2014, In : Health Promotion International. 29, 1, p. 130-140 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Marketing
social marketing
Exercise
community
Hispanic Americans
1 Citation (Scopus)
Validation Studies
Hispanic Americans
Postpartum Period
Exercise
Walking
17 Citations (Scopus)

Validity and reliability of two brief physical activity questionnaires among Spanish-speaking individuals of Mexican descent

Vega-Lopez, S., Chavez, A., Farr, K. J. & Ainsworth, B., Jan 13 2014, In : BMC Research Notes. 7, 1, 29.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproducibility of Results
Exercise
Accelerometers
Epidemiology
Surveys and Questionnaires
2013
5 Citations (Scopus)

Abdominal adiposity, insulin resistance, and oxidized low-density lipoproteins in Latino adolescents

Ryder, J. R., Vega-Lopez, S., Djedjos, C. S. & Shaibi, G., 2013, In : Diabetology and Metabolic Syndrome. 5, 1, 72.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiposity
Hispanic Americans
Insulin Resistance
Waist Circumference
Abdominal Obesity
7 Citations (Scopus)

Lifestyle intervention improves lipoprotein particle size and distribution without weight loss in obese Latino adolescents

Ryder, J. R., Vega-Lopez, S., Ortega, R., Konopken, Y. & Shaibi, G., Oct 2013, In : Pediatric obesity. 8, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Particle Size
Lipoproteins
Life Style
Weight Loss
11 Citations (Scopus)

Overweight, obesity, and neighborhood characteristics among postpartum latinas

Keller, C., Todd, M., Ainsworth, B., Records, K., Vega-Lopez, S., Permana, P., Coonrod, D. & Nagle Williams, A., 2013, In : Journal of Obesity. 2013, 916468.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Postpartum Period
Obesity
Social Support
Mothers
16 Citations (Scopus)

Physical activity and sedentary behaviors in postpartum Latinas: Madres para la Salud

Ainsworth, B., Keller, C., Herrmann, S., Belyea, M., Records, K., Nagle-Williams, A., Vega-Lopez, S., Permana, P. & Coonrod, D. V., Jul 2013, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45, 7, p. 1298-1306 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Postpartum Period
Exercise
Light
Walking
2 Citations (Scopus)

Postprandial lipid responses to standard carbohydrates used to determine glycaemic index values

Vega-Lopez, S., Ausman, L. M., Matthan, N. R. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Nov 28 2013, In : British Journal of Nutrition. 110, 10, p. 1782-1788 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycemic Index
Bread
Carbohydrates
Lipids
Glucose
5 Citations (Scopus)

Triglyceride screening may improve cardiometabolic disease risk assessment in latinos with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Vega-Lopez, S., Calle, M. C., Fernandez, M. L., Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Chhabra, J., Todd, M., Segura-Pérez, S., D'Agostino, D., Damio, G. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., 2013, In : Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 24, 4, p. 1739-1755 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Triglycerides
Blood Pressure
Fasting
2012
18 Citations (Scopus)

A weight-loss intervention program designed for Mexican-American women: Cultural adaptations and results

Lindberg, N. M., Stevens, V. J., Vega-Lopez, S., Kauffman, T. L., Calderón, M. R. & Cervantes, M. A., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 14, 6, p. 1030-1039 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weight Reduction Programs
Weight Loss
Feasibility Studies
Focus Groups
Life Style
20 Citations (Scopus)

Food insecurity and low self-efficacy are associated with health care access barriers among puerto-ricans with type 2 diabetes

Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Vega-Lopez, S., Chhabra, J., Segura-Pérez, S., Damio, G. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., Aug 2012, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 14, 4, p. 552-562 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Food Supply
Self Efficacy
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Hispanic Americans
10 Citations (Scopus)

Promotoras' roles in integrative validity and treatment fidelity efforts in randomized controlled trials

Keller, C., Records, K., Coe, K., Ainsworth, B., Vega-Lopez, S., Nagle-Williams, A. & Permana, P., Apr 2012, In : Family and Community Health. 35, 2, p. 120-129 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Randomized Controlled Trials
Social Support
Adipose Tissue
Fats
Mothers
2011
16 Citations (Scopus)

Determinants of fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin among low income latinos with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Chhabra, J., Fernandez, M. L., Vega-Lopez, S., Pérez, S. S., Damio, G., Calle, M. C., D'Agostino, D. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., Oct 2011, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 13, 5, p. 809-817 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycosylated Hemoglobin A
Hispanic Americans
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fasting
Glucose
22 Citations (Scopus)

Madres para la Salud: Design of a theory-based intervention for postpartum Latinas

Keller, C., Records, K., Ainsworth, B., Belyea, M., Permana, P., Coonrod, D., Vega-Lopez, S. & Nagle-Williams, A., May 2011, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 32, 3, p. 418-427 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hispanic Americans
Postpartum Period
Exercise
Depression
Obesity
34 Citations (Scopus)

Social support modifies the association between household food insecurity and depression among Latinos with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes

Kollannoor-Samuel, G., Wagner, J., Damio, G., Segura-Pérez, S., Chhabra, J., Vega-Lopez, S. & Pérez-Escamilla, R., Dec 2011, In : Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 13, 6, p. 982-989 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Food Supply
Hispanic Americans
Social Support
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Depression
2010
14 Citations (Scopus)

Altering dietary lysine: arginine ratio has little effect on cardiovascular risk factors and vascular reactivity in moderately hypercholesterolemic adults

Vega-Lopez, S., Matthan, N. R., Ausman, L. M., Harding, S. V., Rideout, T. C., Ai, M., Otokozawa, S., Freed, A., Kuvin, J. T., Jones, P. J., Schaefer, E. J. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Jun 2010, In : Atherosclerosis. 210, 2, p. 555-562 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lysine
Blood Vessels
Arginine
Fasting
Diet
2009
14 Citations (Scopus)

Habitual consumption of eggs does not alter the beneficial effects of endurance training on plasma lipids and lipoprotein metabolism in untrained men and women

Vislocky, L. M., Pikosky, M. A., Rubin, K. H., Vega-Lopez, S., Gaine, P. C., Martin, W. F., Zern, T. L., Lofgren, I. E., Fernandez, M. L. & Rodriguez, N. R., Jan 2009, In : Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 20, 1, p. 26-34 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lipid Metabolism
Metabolism
Eggs
Lipoproteins
Durability
18 Citations (Scopus)

Substitution of vegetable oil for a partially-hydrogenated fat favorably alters cardiovascular disease risk factors in moderately hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women

Vega-Lopez, S., Matthan, N. R., Ausman, L. M., Ai, M., Otokozawa, S., Schaefer, E. J. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Nov 2009, In : Atherosclerosis. 207, 1, p. 208-212 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plant Oils
Soybean Oil
Fasting
Cardiovascular Diseases
LDL Cholesterol
17 Citations (Scopus)

Use of the glycemic index for weight loss and glycemic control: A review of recent evidence

Vega-Lopez, S. & Mayol-Kreiser, S. N., 2009, In : Current Diabetes Reports. 9, 5, p. 379-388 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycemic Index
Weight Loss
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Reducing Diet
Diet
2008
97 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of Peer Nutrition Education on Dietary Behaviors and Health Outcomes among Latinos: A Systematic Literature Review

Pérez-Escamilla, R., Hromi-Fiedler, A., Vega-Lopez, S., Bermúdez-Millán, A. & Segura-Pérez, S., Jul 2008, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 40, 4, p. 208-225 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nutrition education
peers
Hispanic Americans
eating habits
nutrition
2007
68 Citations (Scopus)

Interindividual variability and intra-individual reproducibility of glycemic index values for commercial white bread

Vega-Lopez, S., Ausman, L. M., Griffith, J. L. & Lichtenstein, A. H., May 2007, In : Diabetes Care. 30, 6, p. 1412-1417 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glycemic Index
Bread
Glucose
Area Under Curve
Analysis of Variance
2006
110 Citations (Scopus)

Palm and partially hydrogenated soybean oils adversely alter lipoprotein profiles compared with soybean and canola oils in moderately hyperlipidemic subjects

Vega-Lopez, S., Ausman, L. M., Jalbert, S. M., Erkkilä, A. T. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Jul 1 2006, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 84, 1, p. 54-62 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean Oil
hydrogenated oils
canola oil
soybean oil
lipoproteins
2005
47 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary fatty acids and cholesterol differentially modulate HDL cholesterol metabolism in Golden-Syrian hamsters

Dorfman, S. E., Wang, S., Vega-Lopez, S., Jauhiainen, M. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Mar 2005, In : Journal of Nutrition. 135, 3, p. 492-498 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phosphatidylcholine-choline acyltransferase
Phosphatidylcholine-Sterol O-Acyltransferase
cholesterol metabolism
Mesocricetus
Soybean Oil
17 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary protein type and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Vega-Lopez, S. & Lichtenstein, A. H., Dec 2005, In : Preventive Cardiology. 8, 1, p. 31-40 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybean Proteins
Dietary Proteins
Cardiovascular Diseases
Caseins
Lipoproteins
31 Citations (Scopus)

Efficacy and safety of sitosterol in the management of blood cholesterol levels

Fernandez, M. L. & Vega-Lopez, S., 2005, In : Cardiovascular Drug Reviews. 23, 1, p. 57-70 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phytosterols
Cholesterol
Safety
Sterols
LDL Cholesterol