Research Day

38th Annual UCLA-Affiliated Multi-Campus Family Medicine Research Day (2022)

This annual event is designed to promote research on important issues related to improving care provided to patients in family medicine and primary care settings. The Multi-Campus Research Forum (affectionately referred to as "Research Day") facilitates the exchange of scholarly activities and highlights the creative work conducted by residents, fellows, faculty, staff, and medical students from UCLA-Affiliated Family Medicine Residency programs.

Registration and Meeting Information

This year's Research Day event will take place virtually on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 12:00pm to 4:30pm. Registration is required for all participants, including presenters. Once you have registered, you will be emailed the meeting ID and other information for joining the Zoom event. Please share the flyer (PDF) with anyone who is interested in attending. 


In addition to our reknown Keynote Speaker (see below for more information), we have over 50 presentations this year from residents, fellows, medical students, staff, and faculty from our many UCLA-Affiliated Family Medicine Departments across Southern California, including California Hospital Medical Center Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dignity Health - Northridge Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles, Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Rio Bravo - Clinica Sierra Vista, Riverside County Medical Center, and the University of California Los Angeles. We have selected seven submissions to be presented as lecterns at this year's event, along with over 45 video presentations. Please check out our Full Program (PDF) for details on our presentation, as well as more information about the committee, keynote, and more. 


The agenda for this event is as follows:





Welcome Message

Gerardo Moreno, MD MS


Keynote Speech


The Democratization of Health: What COVID-19 Has Taught Us and Where We Go From Here (Jerry P. Abraham, MD MPH CMQ)


Keynote Q&A

Moderator: Tipu Khan, MD



Laura Sheehan


Session 1: Lecterns and Q&A

Physical activity, quality of life, symptoms of depression, severity of pain, and perceived health status among underserved Latino older adults (Diaz et al.)

Exploring System, Site, and Patient Level Factors Affecting Implementation of Dementia Care Support Program in a Safety Net Health System (Hedmann et al.)


Session 2: Video Presentations



Q&A for Session 2

Moderator:  Bruno Lewin, MD DTMH



Includes 5-minute stretch break with Laura Sheehan (Optional)


Session 3: Lecterns and Q&A

Association Between Physical Activity And Hospital Utilization (Merchant et al.)

Examining Prior Screening and Differences in Rates of Sexual Violence and Associated Abuse Among Collegiate Athletes (DeStefano et al.)


Session 4: Video Presentations



Q&A for Session 4

Moderator:  Parastou Farhadian, MD


Session 5: Lecterns and Q&A

Trends in Total Neonatal Phototherapy Use From 2010 to 2020 in a Large Integrated Healthcare System (Jan et al.)

Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy – ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ (Salari et al.)

Patient-centered comparative effectiveness randomized controlled trial of two federally recommended weight loss strategies in overweight, low-income primary care patients: versus Calorie Counting (Rico et al.)


Session 6: Video Presentations



Q&A for Session 6

Moderator:  Jesse Cheung, MD


Wrap up / Raffle

Laura Sheehan


Open discussion

(Optional) Everyone invited to unmute and mingle

Dr. Jerry P Abraham

We are thrilled to announce that this year's Keynote Speaker is Jerry P. Abraham, MD, MPH, CMQ, Director of Kedren Vaccines at Kedren Community Health Center Inc. 

Dr. Abraham serves as an advocate for equal access to public health and healthcare for all people across Los Angeles. Throughout his time working as the director of Kedren Vaccines, he has fought for the rights of several minority groups such as black, Hispanic, Asian, and LGBT communities, specifically their right to reliable and nondiscriminatory care. Through a mixture of avid social activism and an extensive history of medical experience, Dr. Abraham has spent his career working to prioritize those who are often abused and neglected within the medical sector. Dr. Abraham is a graduate of multiple medical institutions, including the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, The University of Texas School of Medicine, and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. On top of his educational history, he is also a leader of several prestigious organizations such as Councilor of the American Medical Association, member of the American Public Health Association, Delegate of the United States Pharmacopeia, Trustee of the California Medical Association, Treasurer of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and many more. He serves on the Faculty of the Charles Drew University School of Medicine, the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and the USC Keck School of Medicine.

Prior Research Day Events

Looking for information about a prior Research Day event or an abstract presented in previous years? Check out the links below. 

2021 Research Day Program and Abstracts 

2020 Research Day Posters

2019 Research Day Program and Abstracts

2018 Research Day Program and Abstracts

2017 Research Day Program and Abstracts

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Research Day Committee Coordinator, Laura Sheehan, at [email protected]

2017 Research Day
Dr. Tarn at 2019 Research Day
Woman speaking at 2019 Research Day