Leading Scholar of Latino Health to Address Wellness Management in Public Talk at UC Riverside

David E. Hayes-Bautista is the director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture and a professor in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA

David E. Hayes-Bautista is a distinguished professor of medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.Photo credit: David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D., a distinguished professor of medicine and director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will give a free public talk at the University of California, Riverside on Friday, Feb. 17.

Titled “Metrics for Latino Wellness Management in an Increasingly Racially Ambiguous Population,” the 90-minute talk and book signing will take place at 4 p.m. in Room 355, the Highlander Union Building.

“Social determinants of health are increasingly used as a substitute for racial/ethnic categories commonly used to track health disparities in the United States,” said Hayes-Bautista, who is also a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is internationally recognized for his research on the culture and health of Latinos. “With a focus on Latino health outcomes, my presentation will provide a conceptual framework for how to think about and measure health disparities.”

Hayes-Bautista graduated from UC Berkeley and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in medical sociology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. His research focuses on the dynamics and processes of the health of the Latino population using both quantitative data and qualitative observations. He and his center also research the history and contributions of Latinos in California and the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo in the state.

For more than three decades he has researched the “Latino Epidemiological Paradox” – the finding that Latino Americans tend to have health outcomes that are comparable to, or in some cases better than, those of their non-Hispanic white counterparts in the U.S. – and the implications of this paradox for populations, chronic diseases, and communicable diseases. This research has led him to analyze linkages between culture, behavior, and health outcomes.

Hayes-Bautista has written or edited nine books on Latino health and culture, and is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces to major newspapers. He has published articles in journals ranging from Academic Medicine to Salud Pública de México. He has authored dozens of proposals for funded research projects, and has given hundreds of presentations to medical and lay communities and to government agencies concerned with the nation’s health care system. Some of his center’s research on the emergence of Latino population and society in California during the Spanish colonial, Mexican Republic, and U.S. statehood periods appears in his recent book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition (U.C. Press, 2012).

For the past five years, he has been chosen one of the 101 top leaders of the Latino community in the U.S. by Latino Leaders Magazine. In 2012, he received the Association of American Medical Colleges Herbert W. Nickens Award for his lifelong work.

A part of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, he has launched programs to train medical students, health care providers, and public health officials in managing care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently, and economically.

To RSVP for the talk, call (951) 827-7275, email chc@medsch.ucr.edu, or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/david-hayes-bautista-lecture-and-book-signing-registration-31498991331. Complimentary parking will be available in Lot 1.

The event is co-hosted by the Center for Healthy Communities at UCR, the UCR School of Medicine, the UCR School of Public Policy, and the Inland Empire Healthcare Plan.

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