Filipinos Fit and Trim Weight-Loss Study

Faculty from the UCSF School of Nursing are conducting a 6-month weight-loss program to prevent diabetes in Filipinos using a mobile phone, pedometer and private Facebook group.

You may be eligible if you meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Filipino
  • Overweight/obese (Body Mass Index > 25 kg/m2) 1
  • 25 years or older (men and women)
  • Would like to lose weight and be physically active
  • No disabilities limiting physical activity
  • Have a smartphone (iPhone or Android) or tablet
  • Not participating in a weight loss program


  • Use a mobile phone and pedometer everyday for 6 months
  • 7 UCSF research office visits
  • 3 Blood draws/Physical Exams


Receive up to $140 for completing all study requirements

Location : UCSF Laurel Heights Campus, 3333 California St.

Principal Investigators: Yoshimi Fukuoka, PhD, RN, and Melinda Bender, PhD, RN

Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Interested? If you are interested please contact the Study Staff at:

1 If you don’t know your Body Mass Index, please visit the website below: