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Research Faculty Network

Project Directors

Michael Rodríguez

Michael A. Rodríguez is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the UCLA School of Medicine. His research activities focus on injury and violence prevention, patient-provider communication of sensitive issues, and the impact of ethnicity and socioeconomic status on health problems. Rodríguez reviews and conducts research, works with community-based violence prevention programs, and develops policy on violence prevention. He has published and lectured widely on the topics of violence prevention, medical education, and cross-cultural medicine.

William Vega

William Vega is a Professor of Family Medicine in the UCLA School of Medicine. He has conducted field and clinical research projects on health, mental health, and substance abuse in various regions of the United States and Latin America. His specialty is multi cultural epidemiologic and services research with adolescents and adults, work that has been funded by multiple public and private sources. He has published over 135 articles and chapters on these topics, in addition to several books. In 2002, he was awarded the Culture, Community, and Prevention Science Award by the Society for Prevention Research, and the National Award for Excellence in Research by a Senior Scientist by the National Hispanic Science Network. He is the president of the National Latino Council on Tobacco and Alcohol Prevention, and a founding member of the International Consortium of Psychiatry Epidemiology of the World Health Organization, and a member of the Institute of Medicine- Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation National Advisory Group for Health Policy Scholars.

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