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Rebecca Hasson, Ph.D

Current Employment: Postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Preventive Medicine at University of Southern California (primary mentor: Michael I. Goran, Ph.D.). In September I will be a Kellogg Health Scholar at the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California San Francisco (mentor: Paula Braveman, MD, MPH).

Tasks for current position: Research; Examining the underlying mechanisms that contribute to health inequalities in racial and ethnic minority communities.

Recent papers:

Hasson, R.E., P.S. Freedson, B.Braun. Use of continuous glucose monitoring in normoglycemic, insulin resistant women. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol., 108(6):1181-1187, 2010.

Hasson, R. E., J. Haller, D. M. Pober, J. Staudenmayer, and P. S. Freedson. Validity of the Omron HJ-112 pedometer during treadmill walking. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., 41(4): 805–809, 2009.

Hasson, R.E., P.S. Freedson, B. Braun. Postexercise insulin action in African American women. Journal of the National Medical Association 2006; 98:1832-1839.


“Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research”, awarded to Dr. Goran. National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute research grant # 3U54CA116848-05S3, 09/01/2009- 8/31/2009. Total costs: $89,557 Role: Training Fellow


Health and Wellness Advisor for City Scholars Foundation located in Los Angeles, CA.


Rebecca E. Hasson, Ph.D.
Preventive Medicine
University of Southern California
2250 Alcazar Street CSC#213
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 442-2385
Fax: (323) 442-4103