Jose Luis Calderon, MD
Jose Luis Calderon, MD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine & Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. He obtained a Doctorate of Medicine from Harvard Medical School and post-graduate training in Family Medicine (SUNY Health Sciences Center) and Neurology (New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center). Dr. Calderon, completed fellowship programs in epidemiology (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health), health literacy (AAMC Health Services Research Institute), and social equity/health disparities (Meharry College of Medicine/Vanderbilt University). His methodological expertise is in using mixed-methods (survey and qualitative) to implement pragmatic comparative effectiveness research that addresses health disparities based on an ethno-medical (cross-cultural) platform. His health disparities research focus is multi-pronged: 1) using animation to improve chronic disease health literacy for vulnerable populations (aging, race/ethnic minorities) by using animation, 2) developing methods to improve health communication by simplifying health-related text, 3) design and development of disease-specific surveys with utility for vulnerable populations with limited literacy skills and 4) assessment and redesign of national surveys based on visual display and cognitive design principles. Dr. Calderon’s teaching expertise is in health literacy, health communication, mixed methods research and pharmaco-epidemiology. Dr. Calderon is currently co-Director for the UCLA Center for Maximizing Outcomes and Research on Effectiveness (C-MORE).