ESJ: Your Leadership Voice: Challenging the Narrative on Diversity, Race and Health

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HMS, Gordon Hall, Waterhouse Room
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA


Speaker: David Hayes-Bautista, PhD 
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA 
Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture 

David E. Hayes-Bautista, Ph.D. is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and completed his doctoral work in Basic Sciences at the University of California Medical Cen-ter, San Francisco. Dr. Hayes-Bautista served on the faculty at the School of Public Health at U.C. Berkeley until 1987, when he took his current position at UCLA. 

Dr. Hayes-Bautista’s research appears in a variety of medical journals including Family Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Academic Medicine and Salud Pública de México. His published books include The Burden of Support: Young Latinos in an Aging Society (Stanford University Press, 1988), El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition (University of Cali-fornia Press, 2012) and La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post Millennials (University of California Press, 2017.) Dr. Hayes-Bautista writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and La Opinion, and is often asked to provide opinions on radio and tele-vision in both Spanish and English. 

For the past five years, he has been chosen one of the 101 Top Leaders of the Latino Community in the U.S. by Latino Leaders Magazine. In 2012, he received the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Herbert W. Nickens Award for his lifelong concerns about the educational, societal, and health care needs of underrepresented groups, and in 2016 the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government. 

About the presentation: Under Represented Minority and female health care providers can use the development of their leadership voice, based on their personal biographies, to overcome the barrier of feeling the “imposter syn-drome.” This same voice can be used to challenge the current narrative on diversity, race and health for better re-search, teaching and patient care. Examples from URM and female researchers in California will illustrate these topics.

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