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
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Areas of Focus
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