Rose Maly, M.D., M.S.P.H.

A Short Biography:

Dr. Maly is a board-certified family physician and geriatrician, trained in both specialties at UCLA. In addition to her MD, she holds a Master's degree in Public Health. She has an active clinical practice in geriatic medicine, conducts research on the impact of the patient-physician relationship on health and quality of life, and teaches, including mentoring medical and doctoral students in their research projects and teaching geriatric clinical skills. Her many awards include having been appointed as a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar and an American Cancer Society Research Scholar.

Work Titles
UCLA Associate Professor, Family Medicine Member, Health Services Research Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area
M.D., UC Irvine College of Medicine, 1976
M.S.P.H., UCLA School of Public Health
1992 - 1994 UCLA School of Medicine
1977 - 1979 UCLA School of Medicine
1992 American Board of Family Medicine
1979 American Board of Family Medicine
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Contact Information:

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Work Phone Number:

(310) 206-8272

Work Address:

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Department of Family Medicine
10880 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1800
Los Angeles, CA 90024


A selected list of publications:

Pieters HC, Heilemann MSV, Grant M, Maly RC   Older women?s reflections on accessing care across their breast cancer trajectory: Navigating beyond the triple barriers, J Oncol Nursing Forum, 2011; In Press: .
Maly RC, Leake B, Mojica C, Liu Y, Diamant AL, Thind A   What influences diagnostic delay in low-income women with breast cancer? , Journal of Women's Health, 2011; In Press: .
Christie KM, Meyerowitz BE, Maly RC   Depression and sexual adjustment following breast cancer in low-income Hispanic and non-Hispanic White women, PsychoOncology, 2010; 19(10): 1069-1077.
Malin JL, Diamant AL, Leake B, Liu Y, Thind A, Kahn K, Schneider EC, Epstein AM, Maly RC   Quality of care for breast cancer for uninsured women in California under The Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention Treatment Act, J Clin Oncol, 2010; 28(21): 3479-3484.
Thind A, Hoq L, Diamant A, Maly RC   Satisfaction with care among low-income women with breast cancer, J Women's Health, 2010; 19(1): 77-86.
Maly RC, Liu Y, Leake B, Thind A, Diamant AL   Treatment related symptoms among underserved women with breast cancer: The impact of physician-patient communication, Breast Cancer Research Treatment, 2010; 119(3): 707-716.
Liu Y, Diamant AL, Thind A, Maly RC   Validity of self-reports of breast cancer treatment in low-income, medically underserved women with breast cancer, Breast Cancer Research Treatment, 2010; 119(3): 745-751.
Maly RC, Liu Y, Kwong E, Thind A, Diamant A   Breast reconstructive surgery in medically underserved women with breast cancer: The role of patient-physician communication, Cancer, 2009; 115(20): 4819-4827.
Thind A, Diamant A, Liu Y, Maly RC   Factors that determine satisfaction with surgical treatment of low-income women with breast cancer, Archives of Surgery, 2009; 144(11): 1068-1073.
Thind A, Diamant AL, Hoq L, Maly RC   Method of detection of breast cancer in low-income women, J Women's Health, 2009; 18(11): 1807-1811.
Chen JY, Diamant AL, Thind A, Maly RC   Determinants of breast cancer knowledge among newly-diagnosed, low-income, medically underserved women with breast cancer, Cancer, 2008; 112(5): 1153-1161.
Maly RC, Stein J, Umezawa Y, Leake B, Anglin MD   Racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer outcomes among older patients: Effects of physician communication and patient empowerment, Health Psychology, 2008; 27(6): 728-736.
Naeim A, Hurria A, Leake B, Maly RC   Do age and ethnicity predict breast cancer treatment received? A cross-sectional urban population based study, Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 2006; 59: 234-242.
Maly RC, Umezawa Y, Ratliff CT, Leake B.   Racial/ethnic group differences in treatment decision-making and treatment received among older breast carcinoma patients, Cancer, 2006; 106(4): 957-965.
Thind AS, Maly RC   The surgeon-patient interaction in older women with breast cancer: What are the determinants of a helpful discussion?, Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2006; 13(6): 788-793.
Maly RC, Umezawa Y, Leake B, Silliman RA   Mental health outcomes in older women with breast cancer: Impact of perceived family support and adjustment Psycho-oncology , 2005; 14(7): 535-45.
Ferrer RL, Hambidge SJ, Maly RC   The essential role of generalists in health care systems Annals of Internal Medicine , 2005; 142(8): 691-9.
Maly RC, Leake B, Silliman RA   Breast cancer treatment in older women: impact of the patient-physician interaction Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2004; 52(7): 1138-45.
Maly RC, Umezawa Y, Leake B, Silliman RA   Determinants of participation in treatment decision-making by older breast cancer patients Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 2004; 85(3): 201-9.
Maly RC, Leake B, Silliman RA   Health care disparities in older patients with breast carcinoma: Informational support from physicians Cancer , 2003; 97(6): 1517-27.
Maly RC, Leake B, Frank JC, DiMatteo MR, Reuben DB   Implementation of consultative geriatric recommendations: the role of patient-primary care physician concordance Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2002; 50(8): 1372-80.
Keeler EB, Robalino DA, Frank JC, Hirsch SH, Maly RC, Reuben DB   Cost-effectiveness of outpatient geriatric assessment with an intervention to increase adherence Medical Care , 1999; 37(12): 1199-206.
Feher S, Maly RC   Coping with breast cancer in later life: The role of religious faith Psycho-oncology , 1999; 8(5): 408-16.
Maly RC, Bourque LB, Engelhardt RF   A randomized controlled trial of facilitating information giving to patients with chronic medical conditions: effects on outcomes of care The Journal of Family Practice, 1999; 48(5): 356-63.
Reuben DB, Frank JC, Hirsch SH, McGuigan KA, Maly RC   A randomized clinical trial of outpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment coupled with an intervention to increase adherence to recommendations Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1999; 47(3): 269-76.
Maly RC, Frank JC, Marshall GN, DiMatteo MR, Reuben DB   Perceived efficacy in patient-physician interactions (PEPPI): validation of an instrument in older persons Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1998; 46(7): 889-94.
Maly RC, Hirsch SH, Reuben DB   The performance of simple instruments in detecting geriatric conditions and selecting community-dwelling older people for geriatric assessment Age and Ageing, 1997; 26(3): 223-31.
Shah PN, Maly RC, Frank JC, Hirsch SH, Reuben DB   Managing geriatric syndromes: what geriatric assessment teams recommend, what primary care physicians implement, what patients adhere to Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1997; 45(4): 413-9.
Frank JC, Hirsch SH, Chernoff J, Wallace SP, Abrahamse A, Maly RC, Reuben DB   Determinants of patient adherence to consultative comprehensive geriatric assessment recommendations The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences , 1997; 52(1): M44-51.
Reuben DB, Hirsch SH, Frank JC, Maly RC, Schlesinger MS, Weintraub N, Yancey S   The Prevention for Elderly Persons (PEP) Program: a model of municipal and academic partnership to meet the needs of older persons for preventive services Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 1996; 44(11): 1394-8.
Maly RC, Abrahamse AF, Hirsch SH, Frank JC, Reuben DB   What influences physician practice behavior? An interview study of physicians who received consultative geriatric assessment recommendations Archives of Family Medicine, 1996; 5(8): 448-54.
Reuben DB, Maly RC, Hirsch SH, Frank JC, Oakes AM, Siu AL, Hays RD   Physician implementation of and patient adherence to recommendations from comprehensive geriatric assessment The American Journal of Medicine, 1996; 100(4): 444-51.

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