Carlos Irwin A. Oronce, MD, MPH
Carlos Irwin A. Oronce, MD, MPH is a fellow in the VA Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research and a primary care physician at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System. He is also a fellow in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program in the Department of Medicine. He received his MD and MPH from Tulane University in 2016 and is completing the UCLA National Clinician Scholars Program. His work focuses on the role of the health system in improving population health, advancing health equity, and delivering better value in care. His research interests include: (1) examining health system and policy interventions to address the social determinants of health, (2) understanding the impact of value-based care and payment policy on quality and outcomes with a focus on vulnerable patients, and (3) evaluating interventions that improve quality and value while reducing disparities for racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations.
“Describing Racial Disparities in the Provision of Low-Value Care Among Older Adults Within the University of California Self-Funded Preferred Provider Organization Plan” This observational study aims to understand racial differences in low-value care among older adults by evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the delivery of such services.