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Research into Latino health topic of Hayes-Bautista talk

Date of Release: 02/10/2006

SAN MARCOS—Dr. David Hayes-Bautista will present a free public lecture on “Culturally Competent Research on Latino Health” at Texas State University-San Marcos 2 p.m. March 9.

The lecture will be given in room 3-14.1 of the LBJ Student Center on campus. Hayes-Bautista’s presentation is sponsored by the College of Applied Arts and Department of Family Consumer Science nutrition program.

Hayes-Bautista is currently professor of medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the School of Medicine, UCLA. He graduated from UC Berkeley and completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in medical sociology at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. His research focuses on the dynamics and processes of the health of the Latino population using both quantitative data sets and qualitative observations.

The Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture combines these research interests with teaching of medical students, residents and practicing providers to manage the care of a Latino patient base effectively, efficiently and economically. His publications appear in Family Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Medical Care and Salud Pública de México.