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Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, is the Director of the California Alliance of Academics and Communities for Public Health Equity, Special Advisor for the California Academic Health Department Project, and Professor Emeritus at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was the Professor of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and founding Chair of the UCLA Global Health Minor. He has led multidisciplinary collaborative initiatives to promote health equity, including as founding Director of the Health Equity Network of the Americas, an international network with representatives from 26 countries, founding Director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America, and founding Director of the AltaMed Institute for Health Equity.

Dr. Rodríguez’s policy-relevant research includes ethnic/racial and immigrant health equity, gun, youth and domestic violence prevention, and health workforce for underserved populations. He received his BS in Nutrition at UC Berkeley; MD from UCLA; residency in family medicine from UCSF; MPH at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health; fellowship as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Stanford University and was previously a professor of family medicine at UCSF. He enjoys teaching, mentoring, and working with communities.

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