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David Hayes-Bautista

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David Hayes-Bautista

Founding Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
care of Latino patients
culture and health of Latinos
health care delivery
training of health professionals in culturally competent care


David Hayes-Bautista is professor of medicine and founding director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The center provides resources for training medical students, health care providers and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently and economically. Hayes-Bautista is internationally recognized for his research on the culture and health of Latinos. He has produced more than 80 published works, authored more than 40 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 delivery system. He is the author of La Nueva California: Latinos in the Golden State (2004), Healing Latinos: Fantasía y Realidad (1999), No Longer a Minority: Latino Social Participation in California (1992), and The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society (1988). Hayes-Bautista, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, earned his master's degree and his doctorate in medical sociology from the University of California, San Francisco.

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