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Leo S. Morales

Leo S. Morales is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research at the UCLA School of Medicine. He received a medical degree and Masters of Public Health from the University of Washington and a doctorate in philosophy from the RAND Graduate School. He completed an internship and residency in primary care internal medicine at the University of California at San Francisco and is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Morales’s research interests include Latino and immigrant health, disparities in healthcare, and cross-cultural survey research methods including the application of advanced psychometrics. He is a past recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Career Development Award and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award.  Dr. Morales is a regular member of an NIH study section and on the editorial board of Health Services Research.  In addition to his research and academic activities, Dr. Morales is a practicing general internist at the UCLA Medical Center.

Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Recent and Pending Publications

Moreno G, Tarn DM and Morales LS . (2009). "Impact of Interpreters on the Receipt of New Prescription Medication Information Among Spanish-Speaking Latinos." Medical Care , 47(12): 1201-1208.

"Self-Reported Utilization of Eye care among Latinos in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study (LALES)." Mei Ying Lai, Kashif Mazhar, Rohit Varma, Ronald M. Andersen, Sylvia Paz, Stanley P. Azen, Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. American Journal of Ophthalmology .  In press.

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