Barbara A. Levey MD & Gerald S. Levey MD Endowed Chair Professor of Medicine and Health Services University of California, Los Angeles
Carol M. Mangione, MD, MSPH, is a professor and Barbara A. Levey MD & Gerald S. Levey MD Endowed Chair in Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, a consultant in the RAND Health Program, the Director of the NIA funded UCLA Resource Center for Minority Aging Research/Center for Health Improvement of Minority Elderly, the Co-Director of the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program.
Dr. Mangione's research examines health system level approaches to improving care for adults with diabetes. As part of this research, she is the National Study Chair for Natural Experiments for Translation in Diabetes (NEXT-D) Study, a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health to study an array of programs and policies designed for persons with diabetes and pre-diabetes, and she is also the principal investigator for a statewide study funded by the National Institutes of Health that is designed to improve cardiovascular outcomes in California. Dr. Mangione received her B.S. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her M.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and her M.S.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. She was awarded membership in the American Society of Clinical Investigation and Association of American Physicians (ASCI/AAP) and the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) Mid-Career Mentorship Award. Earlier in her career she was awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Generalist Physician Faculty Scholar Award.
Douglas S. Bell, MD, PhD is a general internist and health services researcher whose focus is on the design and evaluation of health information technology (HIT). He completed his M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School, a medical informatics fellowship at Harvard and MIT, a residency in internal medicine at Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Health Services at UCLA. Dr. Bell is now an Associate Professor in Residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Leader of the Biomedical Informatics Program of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and a Research Scientist at RAND. Dr. Bell has conducted pioneering research in electronic prescribing, clinical decision support, online physician education, online questionnaires, and on the digital divide among health care providers. At RAND, Dr. Bell leads research programs on electronic prescribing policy (see http://www.rand.org/health/eRx/) and on clinical decision support technology. Dr. Bell also led studies of learning and retention using online educational tools developed in his laboratory.
Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS is Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at UCLA. He received his medical degree in 2004 from UCLA School of Medicine, and completed residency training at UCSF. He received a Master of Science in Health Services from the UCLA School of Public Health and joined the UCLA Department of Family Medicine in 2010 after completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. While an RWJ Clinical Scholar, Dr. Moreno received training in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and health services/outcomes research. His roots in California's rural Central/San Joaquin Valley provide him with strong motivation and passion to conduct research of high value to patients and communities. He is a current recipient of a prestigious Paul B. Beeson (2012-2017) Career Development Award in Aging Research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of Aging (NIA) to investigate medication management quality and safety issues for older Latinos with diabetes and chronic conditions. He is also co-investigator of multi-year studies that will help us to understand barriers to the use of evidence-based medications among minorities' with chronic illness, and investigate the effectiveness of practice-based interventions to improve health and healthcare. Dr. Moreno is a member of the Steering Committee for Community Engagement for the UCLA School of Medicine and Health System, and is Co-Director the Community Liaison Core for the NIH funded UCLA Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). He has published studies that have increased our understanding of health disparities and the social determinants of health among Latinos.