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David Hayes-Bautista

Distinguished Professor
Department: School of Medicine, School of Public Health
Keywords: Mexico

Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture (CESLAC) at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has spent 40 years working to improve public understanding of Latinos and their health, history, culture, and contributions to California and the nation.

He serves as the faculty director of the Latino Leadership Institute of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. This leadership training and professional development program helps Latinos in leadership roles explore management issues from a Latino perspective.

Dr. Hayes-Bautista’s academic research appears in a variety of journals, including Family Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Family Practice, Academic Medicine, Salud Pública de México, California History, and Southern California Quarterly. 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 California Press, 2012), and La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post Millennials (University of California Press, 2017). Dr. Hayes-Bautista also writes columns for the Los Angeles Times and La Opinión, and often provides opinion pieces, in both Spanish and English, for radio and television.

In 2012, he received the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Herbert W. Nickens Award for his lifelong work on the educational, societal, and health care needs of underrepresented groups; and also the Ohtli Award from the Mexican Government in 2016.