Leo S. Morales, MD, PhD, MPH

Leo S. Morales, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor and Assistant Dean, Office of Healthcare Equity, Co-Director of the Latino Center for Health at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Morales received a Doctorate of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Policy Analysis from the RAND PARDEE Graduate School, and his research focuses on racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health and the measurement of patient resorted outcomes in diverse population settings.

Dr. Morales is a past recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Minority Foundation Medical Faculty Development Award and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award and, in recognition of his research contributions, he was inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2007.

COHORT

2002-03

Project

“Quality of life assessment of the lifestyle program interventions.”┬áDr. Morales’ RCMAR/CHIME-funded project was an off-shoot of the Community-Based Lifestyle Balance Program (CLBP), a five year research project funded by NIH National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grant #P30-MD00148, Drew/UCLA Project EXPORT Center with the goal of developing a lifestyle intervention for low-income minority women.

Publications

Moreno GE, Morales LS. Hablamos Juntos (Together we speak): Interpreters, provider communication, and satisfaction with care. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2010 Dec;25(10:1282-1288. PMID: 20703951. PMICID: PMC 2977060.