David Goodman Jr., MD, MAS
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David Goodman Jr., MD, MAS


Dr. Goodman-Meza is a Mexican-American physician-scientist with a clinical and research interest at the intersection of substance use, addiction, and infectious diseases. His research evaluates the impact of substance use on the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. His goal is to ultimately improve clinical outcomes in people who use substances.




Medical Board Certifications

Addiction Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2023
Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2018
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016


Infectious Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 2018


Internal Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, 2016


Internal Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, 2014


MAS, UC San Diego Graduate Division, 2013
MD, Autonomous University of Baja California, 2011

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Scientific and Clinical Perspectives on Cannabis Use - Q & A with UCLA
Facts about Heroin, Fentanyl, and Other Opioids (Spanish-language version)
Facts About Cocaine (Spanish-language version)



harm reduction, people who inject drugs, buprenorphine, opioid use disorder, HIV prevention

In the News

Is the opioid epidemic coming to Mexico? The Spanish language version of Medscape, the U.K.'s Daily Mail, MedicalXpress, Science Daily, Earth.com, and six other outlets reported on research led by Dr. David Goodman-Meza suggesting that national and international factors could lead to a jump in opioid use and addiction in Mexico. Some of these factors may have their origins in the United States, the researchers said. Goodman-Meza, clinical instructor in the UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases, was quoted. Read more: An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico -- and the US may be partly responsible


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