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

A Short Biography:

Dr. Gerardo Moreno is Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Director of UCLA PRIME-LA (Program in Medical Education) which focuses on Leadership and Advocacy for underserved communities. He received his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles, and completed his residency training in Family Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He received a Masters 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. He was the 2015-2017 James C. Puffer M.D./ABFM Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and is a past recipient of a National Institute of Aging (NIA-NIH) Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging (K23). Dr. Moreno serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and on the NIH Clinical Aging study section (NIA-C).

Work Titles
UCLA Executive Director, PRIME Associate Professor In-Residence, Family Medicine
M.S.H.S., UCLA, 2007 - 2009
M.D., UCLA, 2000 - 2004
2007 - 2010 UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Health Services
2004 - 2005 University of California San Francisco
2005 - 2007 University of California San Francisco
2007 American Board of Family Medicine
Honors and Awards:
UCLA CTSI Community Engagement in Research Program Award
NIA Paul B. Beeson Career Development Award in Aging
Puffer/ABFM - Institute of Medicine (IOM) Anniversary Fellow (2015-2017)

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 an educator and clinician investigator with formal training and expertise in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and health services outcomes research. He 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). His current research focuses on studying effective healthcare delivery in community for uninsured vulneable popualtions including older adutls. Dr. Moreno was 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.


A selected list of publications:

Talamantes E, Norris KC, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Waterman A, Peipert JD, Bunnapradist S, Huang E.   Linguistic Isolation and Access to the Active Kidney Transplant Waiting list in the United States Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 2017; 12(3): 483-492.
Baldor R, Kostecki A, Moreno G, Potts S, Van Duyne V, Pecci C.   A National Study of the Use of Laborists in Family Medicine Residency Training: A CERA Study Family Medicine, 2017; 49(2): 114-121.
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; 48(9): 695-702.
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; 91(9): 1313-21.
Ulloa Jesus G, Talamantes Efrain, Moreno Gerardo   Microaggressions During Medical Training JAMA, 2016; 316(10): 1113-4.
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.
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, 2017; 4(3): 418-424.
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, 2016; 18(5): 1247-52.
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.
Talamantes Efrain, Moreno Gerardo   National Immigration Policies and the U.S. Medical Education System: A diverse physician workforce to reduce health disparities J Gen Intern Med, 2015; 30(8): 1058-9.
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.
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.
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, 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..
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, Gold Julia, Mavrinac Maureen   Primary care residents want to learn about the patient-centered medical home Family medicine, 2014; 46(7): 539-43.
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.
Guerrero Lourdes R., Morales Leo S., Moreno Gerardo   The Language Abilities of Resident Physicians Medical Encounter, 2014; 27 (2): 160-163.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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; .
Talamantes E, Hernandez A, Ulloa J, Gonzalez K, Gonzalez RG, Dowling PT, Van Vooren A, Moreno G   Interest in Family Medicine Among U.S. Medical Students and its Association to a Community College Academic Pathway Family Medicine, 2017; 49(10): 757-62 .
Moreno G, Lonowski S, Fu J, Chon J, Whitmire N, Vasquez C, Bell DS, Maranon R, Skootsky S, Mangione CM   Provider Satisfaction with clinical pharmacist in community primary care practices Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 2017; Nov - Dec; 57(6): 686-691.
Gonzalez Karla, Ulloa Jesus G, Moreno Gerardo, Echeverría Oscar, Norris Keith, Talamantes Efrain   Intensive procedure preferences at the end of life (EOL) in older Latino adults with end stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis BMC nephrology, 2017; 18(1): 319.
Ulloa Jesus G, Viramontes Omar, Ryan Gary, Wells Kenneth, Maggard-Gibbons M, Moreno Gerardo   Perceptual and structural barriers to becoming a surgeon; a qualitative study of African-American and Latino surgeons Academic Medicine, 2018; Sep 93(9): 1326-1334.
Ramirez M, Maranon R, Fu J, Chon JS, Chen K, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Bell DS   Provider Adherence to a Focused Alert for Intensification of Diabetes Blood Pressure Medications Before and After the Addition of a “Chart Closure” Hard Stop Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2018; 25(9): 1167-1174.
Talamantes Efrain, Jerant Anthony, Henderson Mark C, Griffin Erin, Fancher Tonya, Grbic Douglas, Moreno Gerardo, Franks Peter   Community College Pathways to Medical School and Family Medicine Residency Training Annals of family medicine, 2018; 16(4): 302-307.
Viramontes Omar, Hochman Michael, Serota Martin Lee, Delgado Elvia, Moreno Gerardo   New enrollment under the affordable care act: leading the way for community health centers in Southern California BMC health services research, 2018; 18(1): 729.
Talamantes Efrain, Bribiesca Yadira, Rangel-Alvarez Bryan, Viramontes Omar, Zhou Marcela, Kanzaria Hemal, Kuczewski Mark G, Moreno Gerardo   The Termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Protections and Medical Education in the U.S Journal of immigrant and minority health, 2019; .
Zhang Ying, Solomon Cam, Moreno Gerardo, Chang Eva, Lin Elizabeth H, Johnson Ron L, Berthoud Heidi, Morales Leo S   Medication Related Self- efficacy among Linguistically Diverse Patients with Chronic Illnesses Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2018; 29(3): 1054-1068.
Casillas Alejandra, Moreno Gerardo, Grotts Jonathan, Tseng Chi-Hong, Morales Leo S   A Digital Language Divide? The Relationship between Internet Medication Refills and Medication Adherence among Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patients Journal of racial and ethnic health disparities, 2018; 5(6): 1373-1380.
Casillas Alejandra, Perez-Aguilar Giselle, Abhat Anshu, Gutierrez Griselda, Olmos-Ochoa Tanya T, Mendez Carmen, Mahajan Anish, Brown Arleen, Moreno Gerardo   Su salud a la mano (your health at hand): patient perceptions about a bilingual patient portal in the Los Angeles safety net Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA, 2019; 26(12): 1525-1535.
Skrine Jeffers Kia, Castellon-Lopez Yelba, Grotts Jonathan, Mangione Carol M, Moin Tannaz, Tseng Chi-Hong, Turk Norman, Frosch Dominick L, Norris Keith C, Duke Christopher C, Moreno Gerardo, Duru O Kenrik   Diabetes Prevention Program attendance is associated with improved patient activation: Results from the Prediabetes Informed Decisions and Education (PRIDE) study Preventive medicine reports, 2019; 16(6464): 100961.
Ramirez M, Chen K, Follet RW, Mangione CM, Moreno G, Bell DS   Impact of a Chart-Closure Hard Stop Alert on Prescribing for Elevated Blood Pressures among Patients with Diabetes: A Quasi-Experimental Study JMIR Medical Informatics , 2020; (In Press).
Anastasia J Coutinho AJ, Nguyen BM, Lin K, Kelly C, Gits A, Crichlow R, Moreno G   Formal advocacy curricula in family medicine residencies: A CERA survey of program directors Family Medicine, 2020; (In review).

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