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Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH

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Professor & Vice Chair of Research, George F. Kneller Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Michael A. Rodríguez, MD, MPH, is professor and vice chair in the Department of family medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health and founding director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America. Additionally, he is founding director of the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity and serves as the founding chair of the UCLA Global Health Minor. His research activities include ethnic/racial health disparities, immigration, food insecurity, gun and violence prevention, health and gender equity, social cohesion, development of research capacity in low- and middle-income countries and social determinants of health, focusing on the most vulnerable US and Latin American populations. He has published widely and lectured internationally on the topics of intimate partner violence, medical education, cross-cultural medicine and collaborative development of domestic and international research capacity. Dr. Rodríguez has also consulted for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Medicine.


Dr. Michael A. Rodríguez is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Associate Director of the UCLA Primary Care Research Fellowship.  His research activities focus on ethnic/racial health care disparities including violence prevention, and patient-provider communication of sensitive issues.  He is a leading researcher and policy expert in the areas of intimate partner violence and quality of healthcare for multiethnic populations across the age spectrum and workforce diversity with a particular focus on Latinos.  Dr. Rodríguez completed his undergraduate training at the University of California, Berkeley; received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; completed his residency from the UC San Francisco’s Family Medicine Residency Program; received his Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University.

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