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Leo Morales, MD, PhD, MPH

Professor, Department of Medicine (DOM)
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Services
Chief Diversity Officer, UW School of Medicine, UW Medicine

Education & Training

MD, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1990
MPH, University of Washington, Seattle WA, 1990
Internal Medicine Internship and Residency, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco CA, 1990-1993
PhD, RAND Graduate School, Santa Monica CA, 2000


Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2005
Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2001
Visiting Minority Scholar Award, Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000

Selected Publications

Morales LS, Rogowski J, Freedman V, Wickstrom S, Adams JL, Escarce JJ. “Sociodemographic differences in use of Preventive Services by Women Enrolled in Medicare +Choice Plans.” Preventive Medicine 2004; Oct;39(4):738-45.
Morales LS, Cunningham WE, Andersen RM, Galvan FH, Nakazono TT, Shapiro MF “Sociodemographic Differences in Access to Care Among Hispanic who are Infected with HIV in the United States.” American Journal of Public Health. 2004; Jul;94(7):1119- 21
Morales LS, Staiger D, Hobar JD, Rogowski J. “Mortality among Very Low Birthweight Infants in Hospitals Serving Minority Populations.” American Journal of Public Health 2005; 95(12): 2206-2212.
Morales LS, Varma R, Paz SH, Lai MY, Mazhar K, Andersen RM, Azen SP; Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group. Self-Reported Use of Eye Care among Latinos in the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study. Ophthalmology. 2010 Feb;117(2):207-15.
Morales LS, Edwards TC, Flores Y, Barr L, Patrick DL. Measurement properties of a multicultural weight-specific quality-of-life instrument for children and adolescents. Qual Life Res. 2011 Mar;20(2):215-24.