Lab Members


Principal Investigator
Professor, Medicine
Amy Yu, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator

Amy Yu received her bachelor of science in health promotion and disease prevention from the University of Southern California. Her research interests involve pediatric obesity and the association between social influences and behavior.

LeRoy Downs
Clinical Research Specialist

LeRoy Downs, the newest member of the Salvy Lab, earned his bachelor of science at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). At the University of Southern California, he has worked for over a decade on various health-related research projects focusing on preventive medicine. These include musculoskeletal occupational performance and health, childhood obesity and second/third-hand smoke prevention.

Nenette A. Cáceres, PhD, MS
Postdoctoral Scientist

Nenette Cáceres, PhD, earned her doctorate at Loma Linda University. Her dissertation work focused on the relationship between sociocultural factors and quality of life among elderly Latinos. She has a background in mixed-methods research, Latino health and health disparities. Her research interests include social determinants of health in underserved communities, health disparities, and lifestyle interventions for improving health outcomes.

Contact the Salvy Lab

700 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Suite G-599
West Hollywood, CA 90069