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José J. Escarce

José J. Escarce, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Senior Natural Scientist at RAND .  Dr. Escarce graduated from Princeton University, earned a Master's degree from Harvard, obtained his medical degree and doctorate in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his medical residency at Stanford University.  He has published extensively on a variety of topics including physician behavior, medical technology adoption, racial and socioeconomic differences in health care, and the effects of market forces on access, costs, and quality of care.  For the past several years, he has increasingly focused on neighborhood and family effects on health and health care and on immigrant health.  Dr. Escarce is co-Principal Investigator of an NIEHS program project grant to assess how the built environment of neighborhoods affects health, with a focus on health disparities.  He is also Principal Investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator in Health Policy Award, and of a Russell Sage Foundation grant to assess temporal trends in the health of Mexican immigrants and second generation Mexican-Americans in the U.S.  Dr. Escarce currently serves on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice , the , the AcademyHealth Methods Council , the U.S. Census Bureau Advisory Committee on the Hispanic Population, and the .  He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Services Research, one of the leading journals in its field.

Recent and Pending Publications

Gresenz CR, Rogowski J and Escarce JJ . (2009). "Community Demographics and Access to Health Care Among U.S. Hispanics." Health Services Research , 44(5): 1542-1562.

Rogowski J, Freedman VA, Wickstrom SL, Adams J, Escarce JJ . (2008). Socioeconomic disparities in medical provider visits among medicare managed care enrollees. Inquiry . Spring;45(1):112-29.

Dob, D.P., Fincha, BK, Basurto-Davilad, R., Birdc, C, Escarce, J., and Luriec, N. (2008). Does place explain racial health disparities? Quantifying the contribution of residential context to the Black/white health gap in the United States. Social Science & Medicine . 67(8): 1258-1268.

Flores, Y. N., H. F. Yee,Leng M, Escarce, J , Bastani R, Salmerón, J and Morales, L.  (2008). "Risk Factors for Chronic Liver Disease in Blacks, Mexican Americans, and Whites in the United States: Results From NHANES IV 1999-2004." . 103(9): 2231-2238.

Wu, S, Ridgely, S.M., Escarce, J , and Morales, L. (2007). Language Access Services for Latinos with Limited EnglishProficiency: Lessons Learned from Hablamos Juntos. . 22 (Suppl 2):350–5.

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Support for this program was provided by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ® Princeton, New Jersey