UC-END DISPARITIES

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UCLA-UCI Center for Eliminating Cardio-Metabolic Disparities in Multi-Ethnic Populations

Inequitable multilevel factors, including structural disadvantage, accelerate the development and progression of cardiometabolic disease and disproportionately affect low-income and minority groups. The UCLA-UCI Center for Eliminating Cardiometabolic Disparities in Multi-Ethnic Populations (UC END-DISPARITIES) functions across the highly diverse communities that comprise Los Angeles County and Orange County (combined population over 13 million, more than 46 states).

The Center will fill a gap in the current efforts to advance health equity via a multilevel community-academic partnered approach to improve cardiometabolic related health outcomes in targeted LAC and OC Latino, Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, and American Indian communities, which have some of the highest rates of cardiometabolic risk factors and premature cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the nation.

Partner Institutions

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University of California, Los Angeles

757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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University of California, Irvine

3082 Anteater Instruction & Research Building (AIRB)
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

13 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States

Projects

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BP REACH: Blood Pressure disparities Reduction, Equity, and Access among safety net patients with Cardiovascular Health risk
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University of California, Los Angeles

757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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UC-END DISPARITIES: #1
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SERVE OC: UCLA-UCI Center for Eliminating Cardio-Metabolic Disparities in Multi-Ethnic Populations
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University of California, Los Angeles

757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

UC-END DISPARITIES: #2

Team

Leadership

Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee
Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee
Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee
Pamela Pimentel, BS
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee

Projects

Amytis Towfighi, MD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Principal Investigator
Cassandra Cardenas, MS
Research Operations Associate

Cores

Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Co-Lead
Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Co-Lead
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Co-Lead
Stefanie Vasser, MS
Member
Emily Drum, MPH
Member
Krystal Lloyd, MPH
Member
Desiree Gutierrez, MPH
Project Manager
Donna Washington, FACP, MD, MPH
Member
Dara Sorkin, PhD
Member
Susanne Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD
Member
Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Co-Lead
Pamela Pimentel, BS
Co-Lead
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Member
Yelba Castellon-Lopez, MD, MPH
Member
Frank Zaldivar, PhD
Member
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
Member
Mona AuYoung, MPH, MS, PhD
Member

Working Groups

Emily Drum, MPH
Member
Pamela Pimentel, BS
Member
Mona AuYoung, MPH, MS, PhD
Member
Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Member
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
Member
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Member
Krystal Lloyd, MPH
Member
Emily Drum, MPH
Member
Stefanie Vasser, MS
Member
Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Member
Alana LeBrón
Member
Donna Washington, FACP, MD, MPH
Member
Dara Sorkin, PhD
Member
Pamela Pimentel, BS
Member
Krystal Lloyd, MPH
Member

Partner Institutions

Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Donna Washington, FACP, MD, MPH
Susanne Nicholas, MD, MPH, PhD
Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS
Yelba Castellon-Lopez, MD, MPH
Mona AuYoung, MPH, MS, PhD
Stefanie Vasser, MS
Krystal Lloyd, MPH
Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Pamela Pimentel, BS
Frank Zaldivar, PhD
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
Emily Drum, MPH
Dara Sorkin, PhD
Alana LeBrón
Desiree Gutierrez, MPH
Cassandra Cardenas, MS
Monica Ayala-Rivera