Dr. May is the director of grants for the Global Health Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). In this role, she oversees all of GHP's grant programs, including the Global Health Seed Grant and Global Health Travel Grants. Team members in the May Laboratory are engaged in research in global settings to address health inequities. DGSOM medical students also have the opportunity to do electives abroad, participating in health research and healthcare delivery at several international UCLA partner sites, including Thailand, Vietnam, India, China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Uganda.

Across the globe, the Global Health Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) works with academic institutions, hospitals, health clinics, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. While each country collaboration is unique, they are all founded in our prioritization of partnership as a model for responsible and sustainable work in medical education, capacity strengthening, health service delivery, and research. We believe that the strongest global health partnerships are those that strive for equity, and we are committed to working with our international colleagues to ensure that our programs are balanced and mutually beneficial.

Dr. May’s past experience in global health includes clinical work and research in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa.


Chronic Liver Disease and Hepatocellular Carcinoma Research Team Photos

Selected Projects

  1. Barriers and Facilitators to Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Individuals with Hypertension in Nigeria; Janet Adeola and Fiona Obiezu
  2. Perspectives of Honduran Physicians and Nurses Concerning the Effective Implementation of Foreign Medical Aid Initiatives; Kara Faktor (MD Candidate)

Selected Publications - Full List of May Lab Publications Here