Yvonne Flores

Yvonne Flores, PhD

Associate Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management



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Scientific Interests

Dr. Yvonne Flores' primary areas of interest are cervical and liver cancer. She uses a transdisciplinary approach to research to solve complex public health problems. She is also involved in several binational collaborations that bring together researchers and students from UCLA with investigators from institutions in Mexico. One of the focuses of her research is on reducing health disparities among Latinos and other minority groups.

Highlighted Publications

Larrieta-Carrasco E, Acuna-Alonzo V, Velazquez-Cruz R, Barquera-Lozano R, Leon-Mimila P, Villamil-Ramirez H, Menjivar M, Romero-Hidalgo S, Mendez-Sanchez N, Cardenas V, Banuelos-Moreno M, Flores YN, Quiterio M, Salmeron J, Sanchez-Munoz F, Villarreal-Molina T, Aguilar-Salinas CA, Canizales-Quinteros S. PNPLA3 I148M polymorphism is associated with elevated alanine transaminase levels in Mexican Indigenous and Mestizo populations. Mol Biol Rep. 2014 Jul;41(7):4705-11. doi: 10.1007/s11033-014-3341-0. Epub 2014 Apr 2.

Islam N, Flores YN, Ramirez P, Bastani R, Salmeron J. Hepatitis and liver disease knowledge and preventive practices among health workers in Mexico: a cross-sectional study. Int J Public Health. 2014 Apr;59(2):381-94. doi: 10.1007/s00038-013-0515-9. Epub 2013 Oct 6.

Purcell M, Flores YN, Zhang ZF, Denova-Gutierrez E, Salmeron J. Prevalence and predictors of alanine aminotransferase elevation among normal weight, overweight and obese youth in Mexico. J Dig Dis. 2013 Sep;14(9):491-9. doi: 10.1111/1751-2980.12072.

Flores YN, Lang CM, Salmeron J, Bastani R. Risk factors for liver disease and associated knowledge and practices among Mexican adults in the US and Mexico. J Community Health. 2012 Apr;37(2):403-11. doi: 10.1007/s10900-011-9457-4.

Flores YN, Yee HF Jr, Leng M, Escarce JJ, Bastani R, Salmeron J, Morales LS. Risk factors for chronic liver disease in Blacks, Mexican Americans, and Whites in the United States: results from NHANES IV, 1999-2004. Am J Gastroenterol. 2008 Sep;103(9):2231-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1572-0241.2008.02022.x. Epub 2008 Jul 30.