Gerardo Moreno

Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS

Senior Advisor, Community Liaison Core and Former Scholar

Dr. Gerardo Moreno is an Associate Professor In-Residence in the Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is a bi-lingual researcher (Spanish-English) conducting research on vulnerable populations, particularly aging-related issues for Latinos with chronic conditions. Dr. Moreno is a recipient of a Paul Beeson Paul Beeson Career Development Award, is a former Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA. He received his medical degree from UCLA, completed a residency at the University of California, San Francisco, and received a Master of Science in Health Services in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.




2009-2011 Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-related Research (Diversity Supplement), “Analysis utilizing data from a unique NIA-funded, community-based, randomized trial – Caminemos – of an interdisciplinary behavioral intervention aimed at increasing walking among sedentary older Latinos.” Dr. Moreno’s diversity supplement project examined the relationships between biological markers of health, physical activity levels, and functional status for sedentary older Latinos. Though physical activity is related to physical function, morbidity, and mortality among older adults, relatively little is known about the biological mechanisms by which increased physical activity may improve health. Studies have found a relationship between physical activity and biological markers of health in non-Latino elderly cohorts, but this was not clearly known for older Latinos.


  • Jimenez N, Moreno G, Leng M, Buchwald D, Morales LS. Patient-reported quality of pain treatment and use of interpreters in spanish-speaking patients hospitalized for obstetric and gynecological care. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Dec;27(12):1602-8. doi: 10.1007/s11606-012-2154-x. Epub 2012 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 22782281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3509300.
  • Moreno G, Mangione CM, Meza CE, Kwon I, Seeman T, Trejo L, Moore M, Sarkisian CA. Perceptions from latino and african american older adults about biological markers in research. Ethn Dis. 2015 Summer;25(3):355-62. PubMed PMID: 26347148; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4559266.
  • Moreno G, Mangione CM, Wang PC, Trejo L, Butch A, Tseng CH, Sarkisian CA. Physical Activity, Physical Performance, and Biological Markers of Health among Sedentary Older Latinos. Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2014;2014:535071. doi: 10.1155/2014/535071. Epub 2014 Jun 12. PubMed PMID: 25136359; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4119654.