Lillian Gelberg, MD

Lillian Gelberg, MD, MSPH

Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine
Physician, UCLA-Santa Monica Family Health Center
Associate Director, UCLA Primary Care Research Fellowship
Director, Community-Clinic Partnerships of Los Angeles Network




Family Medicine

Institutional Affiliation

UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



RWJF Clinical Scholars Program, UCLA School of Medicine, 1984 - 1986


Family Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1981 - 1982


MSPH, UCLA School of Public Health, 1987
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1981


Family Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, 1982 - 1984

Board Certification

Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine, 1984

Contact Information


(310) 319-4700 - UCLA-Santa Monica Family Health Center

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine

Scientific Interests

Dr. Lillian Gelberg's research interest focuses on community-based health promotion interventions to improve healthy lifestyles and prevent cancer and other chronic diseases. She is interested in improving the health status, access to care and quality of care of homeless and other vulnerable populations.

Highlighted Publications

Chen DT, Jones L, Gelberg L. Ethics of clinical research within a community-academic partnered participatory framework. Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S118-35.

Wells KB, Staunton A, Norris KC, Bluthenthal R, Chung B, Gelberg L, Jones L, Kataoka S, Koegel P, Miranda J, Mangione CM, Patel K, Rodriguez M, Shapiro M, Wong M. Building an academic-community partnered network for clinical services research: the Community Health Improvement Collaborative (CHIC). Ethn Dis. 2006; 16(1 Suppl 1): S3-17.