External Advisory Board Members
Ronald Andersen, Ph.D.
Chairman of Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health, Wasserman Professor of Health Services, and Professor of Sociology
Ronald Andersen teaches courses in health services organization, research methods, evaluation, and leadership. Dr. Andersen received his Ph.D. in sociology from Purdue University. He has studied access to medical care for his entire 30-year professional career. Dr. Andersen developed the Behavioral Model of Health Services Use that has been used extensively nationally and internationally as a framework for utilization and cost studies of general populations, as well as special studies of minorities, low income, children, women, the elderly, oral health, the homeless, and the HIV-positive population. He has directed three national surveys of access to care and has led numerous evaluations of local and regional populations and programs designed to promote access to medical care.Robert Brook, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Director, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Corporate Fellow at RAND, Director of Health Sciences Program RAND
Robert Brook is professor of medicine and health services. He also directs the clinical scholars program and is a corporate fellow at RAND and the director of RAND's health sciences program. Dr. Brook teaches a course entitled, "Quality of Care" in the School of Public Health, and leads a doctoral seminar on health services and health policy research as part of the clinical scholars core curriculum. He received his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins Medical School and his Sc.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Brook’s research interests include:
1) quality assessment and assurance;
2) development and use of health status measurements in health policy;
3) the efficiency and effectiveness of medical care; and
4) use variation of selected services by geographic area.
He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the Board of Overseers, UC Davis Medical School. He was awarded the Baxter Foundation Prize for excellence in health services research, the Rosenthal Foundation Award of the American College of Physicians for contributions to improving the health of the nation, the Distinguished Health Services Researcher Award of the Association of Health Services Research, and the Robert J. Glaser Award of the Society of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Brook is the author of over 250 articles on quality of care.Richard Brown, Ph.D.
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Professor UCLA School of Public Health
E. Richard Brown is a professor of community health sciences and health services in the School of Public Health and is the director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Dr. Brown received his Ph.D. in sociology of education from the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses in "the Politics of Health Policy" and "Access to Health Services." He has studied and written extensively about a broad range of issues and policies that affect the healthcare access of disadvantaged populations. Recent research focuses on health insurance coverage, the lack of coverage, and the effects of public policies, managed care, and market conditions on access to health services, particularly for disadvantaged populations, ethnic minorities, and immigrants.
Dr. Brown is the principal investigator for the new California Health Interview Survey, one of the nation's largest ongoing health surveys, which will generate statewide and local-level estimates for California's diverse population and cover a broad range of health issues, including health status, conditions, and access to health care.
Dr. Brown has been extensively involved in the analysis and development of public policies to solve healthcare cost and access problems, both nationally and in California. His studies in health insurance coverage, uninsurance, and eligibility for public programs have been used by California's governors, legislators, and advocates in crafting health insurance legislation and programs. He has developed healthcare reform legislation and has served as health policy adviser to members of the United States Senate, several presidential campaigns, and the Clinton administration. David Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, UCLA, Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture
David Hayes-Bautista specializes in culturally-competent healthcare systems, Latino health, the Latino epidemiological paradox, Latino AIDS policy, and research methodologies in minority research.Lillian Gelberg, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Lillian Gelberg is an associate professor of family medicine in the UCLA School of Medicine Dr. Gelberg is a health services researcher investigating community-based research on the health of homeless and impoverished adults in Los Angeles County. She has studied homeless adults living in the Los Angeles Westside’s shelters and outdoor areas, and the health and use of health services among homeless and low income housed patients of the Venice Family Clinic. Her research also has included:
1) a longitudinal study that assessed change in health status and use of health services among homeless adults;
2) a telephone survey investigating causes of delay in onset of treatment for tuberculosis patients in Los Angeles County;
3) a probability-based survey of health status, contraception use, access to care, perceived barriers, and facilitators to care and patient satisfaction among homeless women in shelters and food programs;
4) a probability-based survey of medical facility administrators and clinicians providing care to impoverished women that was designed to understand the structure and processes that predict access to care, providers’ job satisfaction, perception of barriers, and facilitators to care for homeless women; and
5) a patient satisfaction survey of those treated in ambulatory settings in the Los Angeles County department of health services.
Dr. Gelberg is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation generalist physician faculty scholar. She has received the Association for Health Services Research 1995 Young Investigator Award and 1997 Article of the Year Award. Arleen Leibowitz, Ph.D.
Professor of Policy Studies, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research
Professor Leibowitz, an economist and leading scholar in health policy, focuses on health care and labor economics in her research. Current chair of the policy studies department, Leibowitz has examined the effects of cost-sharing and of managed care on patients' use of the healthcare system. Her current work focuses on the cost of financing HIV care and care for children with emotional problems. Her research on labor issues has focused on maternity leave and child care issues, including the effect of maternity leave legislation on the participation of new mothers in the labor force and examining the correlation between the amount of time parents spend with young children and the children’s tested IQ, academic achievement, and income. A member of the Los Angeles County Task Force on Access to Health Care, Leibowitz has testified on healthcare financing issues before committees of the California Assembly and Congress. During her 18-year career at RAND Corporation, she served as director of the Center for the Study of Employee Benefits and as associate director of the RAND Health Sciences Program. Carole Mangione, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and HSR, Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Carole Mangione specializes in HSR with expertise in diabetes in minority populations, health knowledge and behaviors, quality of life, managed care and vision quality of life, and diabetes interventions in minority populations
Keith C. Norris, M.D., FASN
Program Director for the RCMI Clinical Research Center, Charles Drew University; Program Director for the RCMI Center for Clinical Research Excellence in Diabetes and Metabolism, CDU/UCLA; Associate Dean for Research, Charles Drew University
Expertise: Dr. Norris' expertise focuses upon the study of chronic kidney disease, hypertension and kidney disease in African Americans. Other areas include community outreach strategies and community based research strategies for reducing health disparities.
Martin Shapiro, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine and HSR, UCLA
Dr. Shapiro joined the UCLA faculty in the division of general internal medicine and health services research in 1980 and joined the department of health services in 2000. He is professor and chief of the division of general internal medicine and health services research in the department of medicine. In 1988, he established the Primary Care Research Fellowship Program at UCLA, which he directs. He is associate director of the Clinical Scholars Program. Dr. Shapiro’s scholarship has focused both on assuring that medical care is applied equitably and appropriately to the population and on health services research in HIV. Kenneth Wells, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Kenneth Wells specializes in:
- Depression in minority populations;
- Improving quality of care in depressed minorities;
- Depression policy interventions;
- Practice-based interventions;
- Clinician-economist collaborations;
- Primary care depression treatment;
- Burden of affective disorders;
- Unmet needs for mental health care among minority populations