Claudia Toledo-Corral

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Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
Public Health
Office Location: ST
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First authored Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Habre R, Berhane K, Lurmann F, Weigesnberg MW, Goran MI, Gilliland FD. Effects of air pollution exposure on glucose metabolism in Los Angeles minority children. Accepted Aug 2016: In press at Pediatric Obesity
2. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Richey J, Sequeira P, Goran MI, Weignesberg MJ. Fasting, post-OGTT challenge, and nocturnal free fatty acids in prediabetic vs. normal glucose tolerant overweight and obese Latino adolescents. Acta Diabetologica 2015 Apr; 52(2):277-84. Epub 2014 Aug 11
3. Toledo-Corral CM, Myers SJ, Li Y, Hodis HN, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Blunted nocturnal cortisol rise is associated with higher carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in overweight African-American and Latino youth. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2013 Sep;38(9):1658-37. Epub 2013 Feb 5 PMID: 23433749
4. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Hu H, Nayak K, Esplana S, Liu T, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Ectopic fat deposition in overweight and obese Minority Adolescents. J Clin Endorinol Metab 2013 Mar;98(3):1115-21. Epub 2013 Feb 21 PMID: 23386647
5. Toledo-Corral CM, Vargas LG, Goran MI, Weigensberg MJ. Hemaglobin A1c above threshold levels are associated with decreased β-cell function in overweight Latino youth. J Pediatr 2012 May; 160(5):751-6. Epub 2011 Dec 3. PMID 22137671.
6. Toledo-Corral CM and Banner LR.  Early changes of LIFR and gp130 in nerve and muscle of diabetic mice. Acta Histochemica 2012 Feb;114(2):159-65. Epub 2011 May 11. PMID 21565387.
7. Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Alderete TL, Weigensberg MJ, Ayala CT, Li Y, Hodis HN, Goran MI. Subclinical atherosclerosis in Latino youth: Progression of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) and its relationship to cardiometabolic risk factors. J Pediatr. 2011 Jun;158(6):935-40. Epub 2011 Jan 15. PMID 21238987.
8. Toledo-Corral CM, Ventura EE, Weigensberg MJ, Hodis HN, Li Y, Goran MI. Persistence of the metabolic syndrome and its influence on carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) in overweight Latino children. Atherosclerosis 2009 Oct; 206:594-598, Epub 2008 Mar 25. PMID: 19446812.
9. Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Lane CJ, Davis JN, Higgins PB, Weigensberg MJ, and Goran MI. Insulin-like growth factor-1 is inversely related to adiposity in Hispanic adolescents. J Ped Endocrinol and Metab. 2008 Sep; 21(9): 855-64. PMID: 18924579.

Invited Book Chapters

1. Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Goran MI. Dyslipidemia: Relationship to insulin resistance, fatty liver, and atherosclerosis. Invited book chapter for “Lipid Management” (Springer publishing) 2015
2. Toledo-Corral CM. Influence of ethnicity on childhood obesity. Invited book chapter for “Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Intervention Approaches” (Taylor and Francis publishing). In Press 2016.

Co-authored Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. Shearrer G, Daniels MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Davis JN. Associations among sugar sweetened beverage intake, visceral fat, and cortisol awakening response in minority youth. Physiol. Behav. Sep 2016; 167: 188-193.
2. Chen Z, Salam MT, Toledo-Corral C, Watanabe RM, Xiang AH, Buchanan TA, Habre R, Bastain TM, Lurmann F, Wilson JP, Trigo E, Gilliland FD. Ambient Air Pollutants Have Adverse Effects on Insulin and Glucose Homeostasis in Mexican Americans. Diabetes Care. Apr 2016. 39 (4): 547-54.
3. Gyllenhammer LE, Alderete TL, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Saturation of subcutaneous adipose tissue expansion and accumulation of ectopic fat associated with metabolic dysfunction during late and post-pubertal growth. Int J Obes (Lond) 2016 Apr;40(4):601-6.
4. Kayser BD, Toledo-Corral CM, Alderete TL, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Temporal relationships between adipocytokines and diabetes risk in obese Hispanic adolescents during puberty. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2015 Jul; 23(7)1479-85. Epub 2015 Jun 5.
5. Chen Z, Salam MT, Karim R, Toledo-Corral CM, Watanabe RM, Xiang AH, Buchanan TA, Habre R., Bastain TM, Lurmann F, Taher M, Wilson JP, Trigo E, Gilliland FD. Living near freeway is associated with lower bone mineral density among Mexican-Americans. Osteoporos Int 2015 Jun;26(6):1713-21. Epub Feb 13 2015.
6. Kim JY, Goran MI, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Choi M, and Shaibi G. Comparing Glycemic Predictors of Prediabetes in Obese Latino Youth. Pediatr Diabetes 2014 Nov 11 (Epub). PMID: 25385555
7. Alderete TL, Toledo-Corral CM, Desai P, Weigensberg MJ, and Goran MI. Liver Fat has a Stronger Association with Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes in African-American Compared to Hispanic Adolescents. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep;98(9):3748-54. Epub 2013 Jul 19 PMID:23873990
8. Kim JY, Goran MI, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Choi M, and Shaibi G. One Hour Glucose during an Oral Glucose Challenge Prospectively Predicts β-Cell Deterioration and Prediabetes in Youth. Diabetes Care. 2013 Jun;36:1681-1686. Epub 2013 Jan 11. PMID 23315601.
9. Hasson RH, Adam TC, Davis JN, Kelly LA, Ventura EE, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Lane CJ, Azen SP, Chou C, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Berhane K, & Goran MI. Randomized control trial to improve adiposity and insulin resistance in obese African American and Latino adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Apr;20(4):811-8. Epub 2011 Feb 3. PMID 21293446.
10. Alderete TL, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Conti D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Relationships between IGF-1 and IGFBP-I and adiposity in obese African-American and Latino adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 May;19(5):933-8. Epub 2010 Sep 30. PMID:20885383.
11. Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Pubertal changes of insulin sensitivity, acute insulin response and beta cell function in overweight Latino youth. J of Pediatr. 2011 Mar;158(3):442-6. Epub 2010 Sep 30. PMID: 20888012.
12. Adam TC, Hasson R, Ventura EE, Toledo-Corral CM, Le KA, Marhurkar S, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Cortisol is negatively associated with beta-cell capacity and acute insulin response to glucose in Latino youth.  J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Oct;95(10):4729-35. Epub 2010 Jul 21. PMID: 20660036.
13. Davis JN, Alexander KE, Ventura EE, Toledo-Corral CM and Goran MI. Inverse relationship between dietary fiber intake and visceral adiposity in overweight Latino youth. Am J of Clin Nutr 2009 Nov; 90:1160-6, Epub 2009 Sept 30. PMID: 19793854.
14. Adam TC, Toledo-Corral C, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Spruijt-Metz D, Davies JN, Goran MI. Insulin sensitivity as an independent predictor of fat mass gain in hispanic adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Diabetes Care 2009 Nov:32(11):2114-5, Epub 2009 Aug 12. PMID: 19675204.
15. Ventura EE, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Goran MI.  Persistence of the metabolic syndrome over 3 annual visits in overweight Latino children: Association with progressive risk for type 2 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct;155(4):535-41. Epub 2009 Jun 24. PMID: 19555970.
16. Koebnick C, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Combined association of maternal and paternal family history of diabetes with plasma leptin and adiponectin in overweight Hispanic children. Diabet Med 2008 Sep;25(9):1043-8. PMID: 19183309.
17. Goran MI, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Weigensberg MJ. Persistence of Pre-Diabetes Over 4-years in Overweight Hispanic Children: Association With Poor Beta-cell Function and Increasing Visceral Fat Mass. Diabetes 2008 Nov;57(11):3007-12. Epub 2008 Aug 4. PMID: 18678615.
18. Ventura EE, Davis JN, Alexander KE, Shaibi GQ, Weigensberg MJ, Lee W, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI. Dietary intake and the metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino adolescents. J Amer Diet Assoc. 2008 Aug;108(8):1355-9. PMID: 18656576.
19. Koebnick C, Roberts CK, Shaibi GQ, Kelly LA, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KE, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI.  Adiponectin and leptin are independently predict insulin sensitivity but not beta-cell function in overweight Hispanic adolescents. Horm Metab Res 2008 Oct;40(10):708-12. Epub 2008 Jun 18. PMID: 18563679
20. Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Goran MI.  Association between the metabolic syndrome and serum cortisol in overweight Latino youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Apr;93(4):1372-8. Epub 2008 Feb 5. PMID: 18252788
21. Davis JN, Ventura EE, Alexander KA, Kelly LE, Lane CJ, Byrd-Williams CE, Toledo-Corral CM, Roberts CK, Spruijt-Metz D, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Comparison of dietary sugar and glycemic index: Associations with adiposity and insulin dynamics in overweight Latino youth. Amer J Clin Nut, 2007 Nov; 86(5):1331-8. PMID: 17991643
22. Kelly L, Lane CJ, Weigensberg MJ, Koebnick C, Roberts CK, Davis JN, Toledo-Corral CM, Shaibi GQ, and Goran MI. Influence of family history of type 2 diabetes on changes in risk factors during growth in overweight Latino adolescents: A longitudinal analysis.  Diabetes Care. 2007 Oct; 30(10):2700-5. Epub 2007 Jul 12. PMID: 17626894
23. Koebnick C, Shaibi GQ, Kelly LA, Roberts CK, Lane CJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Davis JN, Byrd-Williams C, Weigensberg MJ, Goran MI. Leptin-to-adiponectin ratio as independent predictor of insulin sensitivity during growth in overweight Hispanic youth. J Endocrinol Invest. 2007 Jul-Aug; 30(7): RC13-6. PMID: 17848833
24. Shaibi GQ, Cruz ML, Weigensberg MJ, Toledo-Corral CM, Lane CJ, Kelly LA, Davis JN, Koebnick C, Ventura EE, Roberts CK, Goran MI. Adiponectin independently predicts metabolic syndrome in overweight Latino youth. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007 May; 92(5): 1809-13. Epub 2007 Feb 20. PMID: 17311859




2010    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California (USC)
Areas of specialization: Health Behavior Research and Clinical Epidemiology
Dissertation title: Subclincial atherosclerosis risk in overweight Latino youth

2006    Master of Public Health (MPH)
University of Southern California (USC)
Specialization in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Practicum: Nutrition and exercise intervention for obese minority adolescents

2004    Master of Science (MS) in Biology, with Honors
California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
Thesis title: Differential regulation of the neuropoietic cytokine receptors, LIFR and gp130, in diabetic peripheral nerve and skeletal muscles

1999    Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychobiology and Anthopology
Minor in Chicano/a Studies
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)