Project EXPORT Directors
Jeanne Miranda, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Project EXPORT
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute
Suite 300 UCLA Wilshire Center
10920 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90095-7082
Dr. Jeanne Miranda is Assistant Director of the Health Services Research Center at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She is a mental health services researcher who has focused her work on providing mental health care to low-income and minority communities. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Kansas and completed post-doctoral training at University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Miranda's major research contributions have been in evaluating the impact of mental health care for ethnic minority communities. She conducted a trial of treatment of depression in impoverished minority patients at San Francisco General Hospital. Traditional care for depression was contrasted with traditional care supplemented by case management. Case management offered additional benefits for Latino patients but were not beneficial for African American and white participants. Her most recent NIMH-funded trial is a study of care for depression in low-income, minority women screened through county entitlement programs. She is an investigator in two UCLA centers focusing on improving disparities in health care for ethnic minorities. She directs community cores and an innovative research core focusing on translating lifestyle interventions (diet and exercise) for low-income and minority communities. She was the Senior Scientific Editor of "Mental Health: Culture, Race and Ethnicity, A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General," published August 2001.
Keith C. Norris, M.D. FASN
Co-Director, Project EXPORT
Vice President for Research and Health Affairs
Professor of Medicine
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
11705 Deputy Yamamoto Place, Suite B
Lynwood, CA 90262
Phone: (323) 249-5702
Fax: (323) 357-3701
Dr. Keith C. Norris is a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Nephrology. He is professor of medicine and Vice President of Research at Charles Drew University in Los Angeles, and associate professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Norris received his M.D. from Howard University School of Medicine in Washington D.C, where he was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. His postgraduate training included an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, where he also served as chief resident; and fellowships in Nephrology at UCLA School of Medicine and Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, also in Los Angeles.
Dr. Norris is program director of the NIH-RCMI/NCRR Clinical Research Center and serves as principal investigator for several research protocols at Charles Drew University, including the NIH/NIDDK African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension. He is a member of the NKF-Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative National Advisory Board. Dr. Norris is editor-in-chief of the journal, Ethnicity and Disease, and serves as a reviewer for such journals as Advances in Renal Replacement Therapy, American Journal of Medical Diseases, Journal of the National Medical Association, and Journal of the American Geriatric Society. Dr. Norris is a certified specialist in Clinical Hypertension, and the immediate past president of the National Association of Minority Nephrologists. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Nephrology, International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, and member of the board of directors for the American Association of Kidney Patients, as well as the Renal Physicians Association.
.........................................................................................................Martin Shapiro, M.D.
Co-Director, Project EXPORT
Professor General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research Center UCLA
BOX 951736, 911 Broxton Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736
Dr. Martin F. Shapiro obtained his undergraduate and medical education at McGill University, where he received his M.D., CM degree in 1973. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, and at UCLA, and spent one year engaged in research in the Department of Epidemiology and Health at McGill. He also completed a fellowship at UCLA as a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar. Dr. Shapiro received a MPH degree in Health Services from UCLA, then a Ph.D. in History, also from UCLA, writing a dissertation on health care services in Portuguese Africa. Dr. Shapiro joined the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research faculty in 1980; he was promoted to associate professor in 1986. In 1988, he established the Primary Care Research Fellowship Program at UCLA, which he directs. In 1991, he became chief of the division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine, and named associate director of the Clinical Scholars Program. In 1992, he was promoted to professor of medicine. During 2002-2003, he served as president of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Shapiro's research has focused on the general theme of assuring that medical care is applied equitably and appropriately to the population. In recent years, he has conducted numerous studies in the area of HIV disease.