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

Team

Leadership

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
Member, UC END DISPARITIES Executive Committee

Projects

Project 1

Amytis Towfighi, MD
Principal Investigator (MPI)
Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS
Principal Investigator (MPI)

Project 2

Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Principal Investigator

Cores

Administrative

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 Griffith-Lloyd, MPH
Member

Investigator Development

Donna Washington, MD, MPH, FACP
Member
Dara Sorkin, PhD
Member
Susanne Washington, MD, PhD
Member

Community Engagement

Aziza Lucas-Wright, MEd
Co-Lead
Pamela Pimentel
Co-Lead
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Member
Yelba Castellon-Lopez, MD, MPH
Member
Frank Zaldivar, PhD
Member
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
Member
Mona AuYoung, PhD, MS, MPH
Member

Partner Institutions

University of California, Los Angeles

Arleen Brown, MD, PhD
Keith Norris, MD, PhD
Donna Washington, MD, MPH, FACP
Susanne Washington, MD, PhD
Alejandra Casillas, MD, MSHS
Yelba Castellon-Lopez, MD, MPH
Mona AuYoung, PhD, MS, MPH
Stefanie Vasser, MS
Krystal Griffith-Lloyd, MPH

University of California, Irvine

Bernadette Boden-Albala, DrPH
Pamela Pimentel
Frank Zaldivar, PhD
Sora Tanjasiri, DrPH, MPH
Emily Drum, MPH
Dara Sorkin, PhD