Minority aging and diabetes, health and health care disparities, physician workforce diversity
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 was 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 chaired the Oversight Committee for the Implementation of the School of Medicines 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.
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