Areas of Expertise:
Latino health | Latino history in California | pre-Columbian health and medicine
David Hayes-Bautista, director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking research on Latino health, focusing on the dynamics and processes of the health status of that population. He also started programs that train medical students, health care providers and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently and economically.
Hayes-Bautista, who is also a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has conducted research on the long history and contributions of Latinos in California and the celebrations of Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in the state. He is also part of the UCLA César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies.
Hayes-Bautista is available to do interviews in Spanish.