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José Luis Calderón, M.D.
Dr. Calderón was born in the Bronx and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He was conferred with a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University at Albany, NY in 1977 and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1982. After training in Family Medicine at the State University of New York's Brooklyn Health Sciences Center he practiced family medicine in the Bronx and Brooklyn in underserved Latino and African-American communities until re-training in Neurology at New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in 1990. Dr. Calderón has completed graduate fellowships in Epidemiology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University and in Health Services Research at the Health Services Research Institute of the American Association of Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Calderon's area of research and teaching expertise is in the use of qualitative and quantitative (mixed) research methods in the implementation of cross-cultural studies with a concentration in health communication (linguistics, health literacy, language translation, and health information readability) and cultural diversity-competence with a focus on Latino and African American communities. He has given numerous workshops and seminars in these areas nationally.
Currently, Dr. Calderon is an Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Health Science, Los Angeles. He is director of the NIH funded Drew University Center of Cross-Cultural Epidemiologic Studies (DUCES), the UCLA/Drew Measurement Core, and the RCMI Translational Research Network, Minority Involvement in Clinical Research Opportunities (MICRO) Core. Dr. Calderón is currently President of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education (ABSAME), and Associate Editor for Health Communications for the Latino Med Journal. He is a board member of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, the Live a Difference Foundation, Washington, DC and the Hispano American Biomedical Society, NY, and the CF Faura Alzheimer's Foundation, Carlsbad, CA.
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