Meet Our Leadership
At UCLA LIFT-UP, we pride ourselves on our leadership team's proven track record of supporting underrepresented post-doctoral fellows and pre-tenured faculty members in obtaining external research funding and advancing to research independence. Our team understands the unique challenges and barriers that underrepresented scientists may face and is dedicated to providing the resources and mentorship needed for success. We work closely with our students to help them navigate the complex research funding landscape and develop strong, impactful research proposals that showcase their expertise and potential. Through our personalized approach and commitment to excellence, we help our students achieve their goals and reach new heights in their research careers.
Professor UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research.
Research Interests: Shared decision making in diabetes prevention, disparities in cardiovascular outcomes
Professor, Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research. Executive Vice Chair for Health Equity and Health Services Research. Barbara A. Levey & Gerald S. Levey Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health at UCLA
Research Interests: Health services research, comparative effectiveness research, and development and evaluation of health plan or health system interventions to prevent diabetes and/or improve diabetes care.
Professor, UCLA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension and Sidney Roberts and Clara Szego Roberts Chair in Molecular Endocrinology.
Research Interests: Estrogen receptor expression in tissues normally responsive to insulin, mechanisms of estradiol protection against metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
Associate Professor, UCLA Divisions of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research and Assistant Director of UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program
Research Interests: Pragmatic trials, comparative effectiveness studies, and implementation science in the areas of obesity and diabetes management and prevention.
Assistant Professor, UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research.
Research Interests: Adolescents/your adults with chronic conditions (including diabetes), social and chronic disease epidemiology, health services research.