Gerardo Moreno, M.D., M.S.H.S.

Member, CTSI
Assistant Professor In-Residence, Family Medicine

A Short Biography:

Dr. Gerardo Moreno is Assistant Professor in Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles, and completed his post-doctoral clinical residency training in Family Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He received a Master of Science in Health Services from the UCLA School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA.

Contact Information:

Fax Number:

(310) 794-6097

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-3938

Mailing Address:

10880 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Research Interest:

Minority aging and diabetes, health and health care disparities, physician workforce diversity

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Moreno is a federally funded clinician investigator with formal training and expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and health services outcomes research. He is the 2015-2017 James C. Puffer M.D./ABFM Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and a recipient of a National Institute of Aging (NIA-NIH) Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23). Dr. Moreno chairs the Oversight Committee for the Implementation of the School of Medicine’s Diversity Strategic Plan, is a member of the Steering Committee for Community Engagement for the UCLA School of Medicine and Health System, and co-directs the Community Liaison Core for the NIH/NIA funded UCLA Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)/Center for Health Improvement for Minority Elders (CHIME). He is co-director of the UCLA MyMeds program and is co-PI for the evaluation of this PCMH practice-based clinical pharmacist and health IT medication management program. Dr. Moreno is also co-investigator of an NIH funded research project that investigates medication adherence among patients with chronic conditions and language barriers. He is a past recipient of a UCLA CTSI Community Engagement Research Program (CERP) pilot award and has published studies that have increased our understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health among Latinos. Dr. Moreno has also published on other important issues addressing physician workforce diversity and medical education; has a continuity clinic; and trains family medicine residents and medical students.


Goodfellow Amelia, Jesus G Ulloa, Patrick T Dowling, Efrain Talamantes, Somil Chheda, Curtis Bone, Gerardo Moreno   Predictors of primary care practice in underserved or physician shortage areas in the U.S.: a systematic literature review Academic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2016; Apr 26. [Epub ahead of print].
Viramontes Omar, Dallas Swendeman, Gerardo Moreno   Efficacy of Behavioral Interventions on Biological Outcomes for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Among at Risk Latinos: a Literature Review Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 2016; (In press).
Talamantes Efrain, Karla Gonzalez, Carol M. Mangione, Gery Ryan, Alejandro Jimenez, Fabio Gonzalez, Seira Santizo Greenwood, David E. Hayes-Bautista, Gerardo Moreno   Strengthening the Community College Pathway to Medical School: a study of Latino students in California Family Medicine, 2016; (In press).
Moreno Gerardo, Elizabeth H Lin, Eva Chang, Ron L. Johnson, Heidi Berthoud, Cam C. Solomon, Leo S. Morales   Disparities in the use of Internet and telephone medication refills among linguistically diverse patients J Gen Intern Med, 2016; 31(3): 282-288.
Chung Bowen, Brown Arleen F, Moreno Gerardo, Cuen Pattie, Uy Visith, Vangala Sitaram, Bell Douglas S, Wasgington Eugene A, Norris Keith C, Mangione Carol M   Implementing Community Engagement as a Core Mission of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles J of Healthcare for Poor Underserved, 2016; 27(2016): 8-21.
Moreno Gerardo, Morales Leo S, Batts Felicia, Nunez de Jaimes Fatima, Noguera Christine, Isiordia Marilu, Mangione Carol M.   Migration, Health Care Behaviors and Primary Care for Latinos with Diabetes J Immig Health, 2015; 20 July 2015. [Epub ahead of print].
Moreno Gerardo, Carol M. Mangione, Carlos Meza, Mignon Moore, Ivy Lee, Laura Trejo, Teresa Seeman, Catherine Sarkisian   Perceptions from Latino and African American Older Adults about Biological Markers in Research Ethnicity & Disease, 2015; Summer 25(3): 355-362.
Moreno Gerardo, Leo S. Morales, Isiordia Marilu, Nunez de Jaimes Fatima, Chi-Hong Tseng, Noguera Christine, Carol M. Mangione   Latinos with Diabetes and Food Insecurity in an Agricultural Community Medical Care, 2015; 53(5): 423-429.
Ganjian Sheila, Dowling Patrick T, Hove Jason, Moreno Gerardo   What Practicing Physicians from Diverse Specialties Know and Support in Health Care Reform Family Medicine, 2015; 47(4): 283-91.
Talamantes Efrain, Mangione Carol M, Gonzalez Karla, Jimenez Alejandro, Gonzalez Fabio, Moreno Gerardo   Community College Pathways: Improving the U.S. Physician Workforce Pipeline Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2014; 89(12): 1649-56.
Moreno Gerardo, Mangione Carol M, Wang Pin-Chieh, Trejo Laura, Butch Anthony, Tseng Chi-Hong, Sarkisian Catherine A   Physical Activity, Physical Performance, and Biological Markers of Health among Sedentary Older Latinos Current gerontology and geriatrics research, 2014; 2014(7): 535071.
Moreno Gerardo, Morales Leo S, Nunez de Jaimes Fatima, Tseng Chi-Hong, Isiordia Marilu, Noguera Christine, Mangione Carol M   Neighborhood Perceptions and Health-Related Outcomes Among Latinos with Diabetes from a Rural Agricultural Community Journal of community health, 2014; 39(6): 1077-1084.
Detz Alissa, Mangione Carol M., Nunez de Jaimes Fatima, Noguera Christine, Morales Leo S., Tseng Chi-Hong, Moreno Gerardo   Provider language fluency and interpersonal care ratings for rural Latinos with diabetes J Gen Intern Med, 2014; 29(12): 1650-6.
Moreno Gerardo, Gold Julia, Mavrinac Maureen   Primary care residents want to learn about the patient-centered medical home Family medicine, 2014; 46(7): 539-43.
Talamantes Efrain, Gerardo Moreno, Lourdes R Guerrero, Carol M Mangione, Leo S Morales P   Hablamos Juntos (Together We Speak): A brief patient-reported measure of the quality of interpreters Patient Relat Outcome Meas, 2014; Sept 5; volume 2014. Page 87-92..
Guerrero Lourdes R., Morales Leo S., Moreno Gerardo   The Language Abilities of Resident Physicians Medical Encounter, 2014; 27 (2): 160-163.
AGS Choosing Wisely Workgroup, and collaborators (Mulhausen P, Chun A, Green A, Hayward A, Lee S, Leff B, McNabney M, Sharma P, Vitale C, Leipzig R, Levine S, Reuben D, Brandt N, Finucane T, Linnebur S, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Pacala J, Saliba D, Shega J)   American Geriatrics Society identifies five things that healthcare providers and patients should question. J Amer Geriatric Soc, 2013; 61(4): 622-31.
Moreno Gerardo, Mangione Carol M, Kimbro Lindsay, Vaisberg Ekaterina   Guidelines abstracted from the American Geriatrics Society Guidelines for Improving the Care of Older Adults with Diabetes Mellitus: 2013 update Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2013; 61(11): 2020-6.
Nunez de Jaimes Fatima, Batts Felicia, Noguera Christine, Guerrero Lourdes, Moreno Gerardo   Implementation of language assessments for staff interpreters in community health centers Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2013; 24(3): 1002-9.
Moreno Gerardo, Mangione Carol M   Management of cardiovascular disease risk factors in older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: 2002-2012 literature review Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2013; 61(11): 2027-37.
Carol M. Mangione, Gerardo Moreno   Re: Diabetes control in older people BMJ, 2013; April 30: .
Jimenez Nathalia, Moreno Gerardo, Leng Mei, Buchwald Dedra, Morales Leo S   Patient-Reported Quality of Pain Treatment and Use of Interpreters in Spanish-Speaking Patients Hospitalized for Obstetric and Gynecological Care Journal of general internal medicine, 2012; 23(9): 1602-1608.
Walker Kara Odom, Moreno Gerardo, Grumbach Kevin   The association among specialty, race, ethnicity, and practice location among California physicians in diverse specialties Journal of the National Medical Association, 2012; 104(1-2): 46-52.
Moreno Gerardo, Walker Kara Odom, Morales Leo S, Grumbach Kevin   Do physicians with self-reported non-English fluency practice in linguistically disadvantaged communities? Journal of general internal medicine, 2011; 26(5): 512-7.
Walker Odom Kara, Moreno Gerardo   In Reply: How Can We Ease the Social Isolation of Underrepresented Minority Medical Students? Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2011; Oct; 86(10): 1191-1192.
Moreno Gerardo, Morales Leo S   Hablamos Juntos (Together We Speak): interpreters, provider communication, and satisfaction with care Journal of general internal medicine, 2010; 25(12): 1282-8.
Moreno Gerardo, Walker Kara Odom, Grumbach Kevin   Self-reported fluency in non-english languages among physicians practicing in California Family medicine, 2010; 42(6): 414-20.
Moreno Gerardo, Rodriguez Michael A, Lopez Glenn A, Bholat Michelle A, Dowling Patrick T   Eight years of building community partnerships and trust: the UCLA family medicine community-based participatory research experience Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2009; 84(10): 1426-33.
Moreno Gerardo, Tarn Derjung M, Morales Leo S   Impact of interpreters on the receipt of new prescription medication information among Spanish-speaking Latinos Medical care, 2009; 47(12): 1201-8.
Grumbach Kevin, Odom Kara, Moreno Gerardo, Chen Eric, Vercammen-Grandjean Chris, Mertz E.   California Physician Diversity: New Findings from the California Medical Board Survey UCSF Center for California Health Workforce Studies, 2008; .

Does this profile need updating? Contact Us