Michael A. Rodriguez, M.D., M.P.H.

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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 Fielding School of Public Health, founding chair of the UCLA Global Health Minor, founding director of the Health Equity Network of the Americas, Co-Director of the UCLA Firearm Violence Prevention Center, and founding director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America.  Dr. Rodríguez is published widely in the areas of research that include, ethnic/racial and immigrant health equity, gun and intimate partner violence prevention, and primary care systems. He has consulted for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the Pan American Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Medicine. He is also a Board Member for Blue Shield of California, and the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California. Dr. Rodriguez mentors and teaches UCLA faculty and trainees in a wide range of disciplines. Dr. Rodriguez 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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CTSI Member, CTSI Member, Child Health Research
UCLA Professor, Vice Chair, Family Medicine
M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1978 - 1983

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10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024


A selected list of publications:

Almeida Cristina M, Tiro Jasmin A, Rodriguez Michael A, Diamant Allison L   Evaluating associations between sources of information, knowledge of the human papillomavirus, and human papillomavirus vaccine uptake for adult women in California Vaccine, 2012; 30(19): 3003-8.
Baig Arshiya A, Ryan Gery W, Rodriguez Michael A   Provider barriers and facilitators to screening for intimate partner violence in Bogotá, Colombia Health care for women international, 2012; 33(3): 250-61.
Coker Tumaini R, DuPlessis Helen M, Davoudpour Ramona, Moreno Candice, Rodriguez Michael A, Chung Paul J   Well-child care practice redesign for low-income children: the perspectives of health plans, medical groups, and state agencies Academic pediatrics, 2012; 12(1): 43-52.
Guerrero Alma D, Rodriguez Michael A, Flores Glenn   Disparities in provider elicitation of parents' developmental concerns for US children Pediatrics, 2011; 128(5): 901-9.
Vega William A, Ang Alfonso, Rodriguez Michael A, Finch Brian K   Neighborhood protective effects on depression in Latinos American journal of community psychology, 2011; 47(1-2): 114-26.
Interian Alejandro, Ang Alfonso, Gara Michael A, Rodriguez Michael A, Vega William A   The long-term trajectory of depression among Latinos in primary care and its relationship to depression care disparities General hospital psychiatry, 2011; 33(2): 94-101.
Rodriguez Hector P, Chen Jie, Rodriguez Michael A   A national study of problematic care experiences among Latinos with diabetes Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2010; 21(4): 1152-68.
Afable-Munuz A, Ponce NA, Rodríguez MA, Perez-Stable E   Acculturation And Physical Activity Among Mexican, Chinese and Filipino Adults: Segmented Or Uniform Processes? , Social Science and Medicine, 2010; 2010(in Press): .
Vega William A, Rodriguez Michael A, Ang Alfonso   Addressing stigma of depression in Latino primary care patients General hospital psychiatry, 2010; 32(2): 182-91.
Coker Tumaini R, Rodriguez Michael A, Flores Glenn   Family-centered care for US children with special health care needs: who gets it and why? Pediatrics, 2010; 125(6): 1159-67.
Rodríguez Michael A, Valentine Jeanette, Ahmed Sawssan R, Eisenman David P, Sumner Lekeisha A, Heilemann Marysue V, Liu Honghu   Intimate partner violence and maternal depression during the perinatal period: a longitudinal investigation of Latinas Violence against women, 2010; 16(5): 543-59.
Vega W, Ang A, Rodriguez MA, Finch B   Neighborhood Protective Effects on Depression in Latinos, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2010; In Press: .
Duru OK, Bilik D, McEwen LN, Brown A, Karter AJ, Curb JD, Marrero DG, Lu S, Rodriguez MA, Mangione CM   Primary Language, Income and the Intensification of Anti-Glycemic Medications in Managed Care: the Translating Research into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) Study, JGIM, 2010; In Press: .
Valentine Jeanette M, Rodriguez Michael A, Lapeyrouse Lisa M, Zhang Muyu   Recent intimate partner violence as a prenatal predictor of maternal depression in the first year postpartum among Latinas Archives of women's mental health, 2010; .
Interian Alejandro, Ang Alfonso, Gara Michael A, Link Bruce G, Rodriguez Michael A, Vega William A   Stigma and depression treatment utilization among Latinos: utility of four stigma measures Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2010; 61(4): 373-9.
Sumner Lekeisha A, Valentine Jeanette, Eisenman David, Ahmed Sawsann, Myers Hector, Wyatt Gail, Liu Honghu, Zhang Muyu, Rodriguez Michael A   The Influence of Prenatal Trauma, Stress, Social Support, and Years of Residency in the US on Postpartum Maternal Health Status Among Low-Income Latinas Maternal and child health journal, 2010; 84(3): .
Interian, A., Rodriguez, MA., Vega, WA., Gara, MA, Ang, A   The Relationship between stigma and depression treatment utilization among Latinos: Examining the utility of four stigma measures. , Psychiatric Services, 2010; In Press: .
Rodríguez Michael A, Vega William A   Confronting inequities in Latino health care Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24 Suppl 3(2): 505-7.
González Hector M, Vega William A, Rodríguez Michael A, Tarraf Wassim, Sribney William M   Diabetes awareness and knowledge among Latinos: does a usual source of healthcare matter? Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24 Suppl 3(2): 528-33.
Moreno Gerardo, Rodríguez 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.
Vega William A, Rodriguez Michael A, Gruskin Elisabeth   Health disparities in the Latino population Epidemiologic reviews, 2009; 31(2): 99-112.
Rodríguez, M.A., Shoultz, J., Richardson, E   Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Pregnant Latinas, Violence and Victims, 2009; 24 (4): 520-532.
Rodriguez, MA. Valentine JM, Son JB, Muhammad M   Intimate Partner Violence and Barriers to Mental Health Care for Ethnically Diverse Populations of Women. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 2009; 10 (4): 358-374.
Eisenman DP, Richardson E, Sumner LA, Ahmed SR, Liu H, Valentine J, Rodríguez MA   Intimate Partner Violence and Community Service Needs among Pregnant and Post-partum Latina Women, Violence and Victims, 2009; 24 (1): 111-121.
Bonomi Amy E, Anderson Melissa L, Cannon Elizabeth A, Slesnick Natasha, Rodriguez Michael A   Intimate partner violence in Latina and non-Latina women American journal of preventive medicine, 2009; 36(1): 43-48.
Coker Tumaini R, Chung Paul J, Cowgill Burton O, Chen Leian, Rodriguez Michael A   Low-income parents' views on the redesign of well-child care Pediatrics, 2009; 124(1): 194-204.
Perez Debra, Sribney William M, Rodríguez Michael A   Perceived discrimination and self-reported quality of care among Latinos in the United States Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24 Suppl 3(2): 548-54.
Rodríguez Michael A, Bustamante Arturo Vargas, Ang Alfonso   Perceived quality of care, receipt of preventive care, and usual source of health care among undocumented and other Latinos Journal of general internal medicine, 2009; 24 Suppl 3(31): 508-13.
Bazargan M, Chizobam A, Hindman D, Bell D, Baker R, Rodríguez, Michael   Correlates of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Utilization in Depressed Underserved African American and Hispanic Patients in Primary Care Settings, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2008; 537-544.
Rodriguez Michael A, Heilemann MarySue V, Fielder Eve, Ang Alfonso, Nevarez Faustina, Mangione Carol M   Intimate partner violence, depression, and PTSD among pregnant Latina women Annals of family medicine, 2008; 6(1): 44-52.
Grossman Paul D, Rodríguez Michael A   Clinical diagnostic reasoning The New England journal of medicine, 2007; 356(12): 1273; author reply 1273-4.
Rodríguez Michael A, Calhoun Rose T, Jatulis Darius, Wood Dawn   Quality improvement for medicaid members of a commercial health plan: impact on racial/ethnic differences Ethnicity & disease, 2007; 17(3): 447-52.
Rodríguez Michael A, Ward Lisa M, Pérez-Stable Eliseo J   Breast and cervical cancer screening: impact of health insurance status, ethnicity, and nativity of Latinas Annals of family medicine, 2006; 3(3): 235-41.
Solorio M Rosa, Milburn Norweeta G, Andersen Ronald M, Trifskin Sharone, Rodríguez Michael A   Emotional distress and mental health service use among urban homeless adolescents The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2006; 33(4): 381-93.
Rodríguez Michael A, Wallace Steven P, Woolf Nicholas H, Mangione Carol M   Mandatory reporting of elder abuse: between a rock and a hard place Annals of family medicine, 2006; 4(5): 403-9.
Jones Drew, Franklin Charla, Butler Brittany T, Williams Pluscedia, Wells Kenneth B, Rodríguez Michael A   The Building Wellness project: a case history of partnership, power sharing, and compromise Ethnicity & disease, 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S54-66.
Rodriguez Michael A, Battaglia Tracy   Asking Patients about Intimate Partner Abuse The virtual mentor : VM, 2003; 5(11): .
Rodríguez Michael A, Sheldon Wendy R, Rao Nisha   Abused patient's attitudes about mandatory reporting of intimate partner abuse injuries to police Women & health, 2002; 35(2-3): 135-47.
Rodríguez Michael A, Winkleby Marilyn A, Ahn David, Sundquist Jan, Kraemer Helena C   Identification of population subgroups of children and adolescents with high asthma prevalence: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, 2002; 156(3): 269-75.

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