Michael A. Rodriguez, MD, MPH, Professor, in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine, received a Doctorate of Medicine from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Rodriguez has significant expertise in the principles of community-based participatory research and the development of initiatives focused on improving the health and health care of individuals, families, and communities, and his research activities focus on the role of the healthcare system in addressing family violence and the healthcare needs of ethnically diverse populations across the age spectrum.
2004-2005 Pilot Project, "Improving depression care for older patients in public sector clinics."Dr. Rodriguez' RCMAR/CHIME-funded project was an intervention designed to improve the detection and management of depression among medically underserved older Latino patients attending community health centers in Los Angeles. Investigators conducted a cultural, age and site-specific adaptation of a depression care intervention and then implemented and tested the effectiveness of the modified intervention at the community health center (CHC).